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        07-03-2014, 11:36 AM
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    Out here in WA, we have saddle fitters associated with horse stores, who will have a chat to you on the phone or via email, and then bring a variety of models to your place that might work to try on your horse, and then narrow it down that way. It's not actually very expensive to do that, and this process has resulted in my best saddle fit ever, to a broad-backed big-shouldered horse and a rider with long femurs. We've never been more comfortable...only wish I'd done this before. Riding in an Ascot Romana AP, by the way, which was one of the saddles she thought would work for those factors, and then she adjusted the gullet and stuffing to make the fit perfect.
         
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        07-03-2014, 11:48 AM
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    Yearling
    Remember they sell changeable gullets not Chanells.


    You will need your saddle fitted and probably restuffed.
    I have a rather wide QH who is 14hh. I have similar issues.

    My biggest issue is the bearing area. Remember saddles shouldn't pass the last rib.

    Unfortunately mine has to. Without dropping down to a 15 inch everything will.

    As for wide channels.
    That was one issue my wintec didn't have. They're pretty wide.
    I'm loving my thorowgood though!!!
    Wide channels, really wide panels so lots of adjustability (according to my saddle fitter) changeable gullet
         
        07-03-2014, 10:18 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks all. I have the saddle fitter from our closest store coming out next week. We're probably going with a Wintec adjustable pony saddle in a 14", but thought it best to get her to come out and check the fit before we commit to purchase. :)
    kiltsrhott and SueC like this.
         

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