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Is high withers bad conformatain??

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    06-22-2013, 11:10 PM
Higher withers are better then lower withers any day. High withers allow the horse to be up, and sitting on their haunches easier, which can also be a better ride. I would worry more about your horse's low neck, but that's just me. Still I like high withers. But you want to make sure you have a saddle that really fits. A very pretty horse, good luck with your discipline.
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    06-25-2013, 07:57 PM
High withers don't in and of themselves mean the horse is uphill, it really depends on the whole body balance. The horse in the OP to me looks level, though I'd like to see a picture with the horse standing square on a hard, flat surface to judge better.
    06-25-2013, 08:20 PM
Some high withered horses are ok to fit, not painstakingly impossible.

Take my horse for example


And we have both an English and Western that fits him fabulously
    07-03-2013, 12:39 AM
I personally like higher withers on a horse. I have my little half arab with higher withers and I don't have any problems with the saddle slipping or going off center. Now with my low withered QH's, the saddle slides forward, backward, sideways, etc etc and is an absolute pain.

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