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post #1 of 5 Old 11-05-2012, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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GFS Saddle

I have recently purchased a GFS saddle for my pony mare. It is older, I cannot find any similar current model, but has the screws GFS, little visible mark on the leather,... The leather was a bit dry, so I put almost half liter of oil into it, but seems quite nice right now. Liza seems quite OK with it, it is a bit small for me, but she cannost have longer seat, it would be too long for her back.

Does anyone of you have experience with these saddles?






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And a question about fitting.... The mare is downhill. Quite a lot. I was told by one trainer thet I should put the whither part higher-with the whither pad (thicker in the front), and I was told by another that I should not do that, since she is downhill, that the saddle should be a bit lower in front, and if I put the front higher, she will have sore back... I tried riding with both options and Liza seemed fine with both...

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-08-2012, 07:53 PM
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I'm not seeing a downhill horse. Downhill refers to the hind quarters causing the saddle to try to climb the shoulder blades. A crupper is needed to hold a saddle in place. Your saddle looks fine where it is. Keep in mind it will compress a bit when you are in the saddle. If the cantle is too high you will feel like it is pushing you forward.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-08-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not seeing a downhill horse. Downhill refers to the hind quarters causing the saddle to try to climb the shoulder blades. A crupper is needed to hold a saddle in place. Your saddle looks fine where it is. Keep in mind it will compress a bit when you are in the saddle. If the cantle is too high you will feel like it is pushing you forward.
It is the thing. I know what downhill is, we use the crupper, without any, the saddle is almost at the neck... I will try to find some photo of her standing square...

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-08-2012, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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And a very very old photo, with saddle with too loose crupper...



Well it is usually better when she works more, but she always gets faaaat on winter :(

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-09-2012, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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there it is visible :)


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