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post #1 of 41 Old 06-08-2011, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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What saddles have interchangeable gullets?

I need a saddle with an interchangeable gullet for AQHA style HUS. Suggestions would be great.

I did try the Toullouse genesis and it fit "just ok"
I have currently a Bates on trial and it fits better then "just ok" but I've been told the flaps are too far forward and the seat is too small.

What else comes w/ an adjustable gullet?

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Bates are the best I've heard of unless you wanna custom saddle
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Wintecs, Thorowgoods, and some Collegiates have interchangeable gullets.

I'm surprised to hear that M. Toulouse offers a saddle with an interchangeable gullet system. Usually higher end leather saddle makers don't.

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I love the new Genesis M.T saddle. I was looking at it at the tack store today, and it is very lovely. But it is way out of my price range - $1,500 is too much for my pocket right now. But it is an adjustable tree, it does not have the interchangeable gullets.

The Collegiate Convertible Diploma and there's another one I cannot think of right now. Starts with an A.

There is the Pessoa that has interchangeable gullets, and the Rembrant - but the Rembrandt is an Adjustable Tree.

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Wintecs, Thorowgoods, and some Collegiates have interchangeable gullets.

I'm surprised to hear that M. Toulouse offers a saddle with an interchangeable gullet system. Usually higher end leather saddle makers don't.
I worded that wrong. The gullet isn't really interchangeable but it has a crank system so you can widen it and make it more narrow. It's really simple and the saddle is really well made. I liked it a ton and the tack shop really spent a ton of time trying to make it fit and it was definitely useable but it wasn't a great fit because the saddle fit him on the withers and shoulders but it was inches off his back...

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Okay, that makes more sense.

I was like, 'What?! When did M. Toulouse start making saddles with interchangeable gullets? I'm slipping!'

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I'm surprised to hear that M. Toulouse offers a saddle with an interchangeable gullet system. Usually higher end leather saddle makers don't.
I believe it's kinda weird interchangeable. Not like the standard one (in Bates or Wintec).

FP, why wouldn't look into the saddle for wider horses (since it sounds like a problem)? Duett, Thornhill and Black Country would be possible choices then.

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Cheap letter? Kind of looks it huh?

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I believe it's kinda weird interchangeable. Not like the standard one (in Bates or Wintec).

FP, why wouldn't look into the saddle for wider horses (since it sounds like a problem)? Duett, Thornhill and Black Country would be possible choices then.
Never heard of them! Going to search now.

Ok searched... He doesn't have "no withers or a wide back"... he just has wide shoulders... :(

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Kitten, I'm not sure what her budget is. She might not be able to afford those you recommended. Even used, a Black Country is still a fairly pricey proposition.

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