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        08-20-2012, 11:54 AM
      #21
    Trained
    I don't want to pry (really I don't) but how tall is he and what does he weigh? A lot of folks think they need a larger saddle than they really do.
         
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        08-20-2012, 12:13 PM
      #22
    Foal
    You aren't prying! He's 6',weighs 240 lbs, and has a big bum. He truly fits a 19" seat. I just sent an email to Horse Saddle Shop about Tuckers, they seem very knowledgeable about fitting, and Tucker makes an 18 1/2". I also asked them if they have a semi-QH tree with a Wade or A-Fork. Wishing ourselves good luck!
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        08-20-2012, 12:20 PM
      #23
    Trained
    Take him to a tack shop and have him sit on the saddles there, I am almost willing to bet money he doesn't need a 19" seat with that height and weight. 17 1/2 or 18 at the VERY outside, I'll almost bet money.

    Not every saddle measures/fits the same. Tuckers run very small and a deep seat will fit one way and a flatter seat will fit another. My husband is about your hubby's size and he rides in a 17" roper very comfortably.
         
        08-20-2012, 12:44 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Did that, and he fits a 19". He sits on top of the cantle on anything smaller. We had one for him that was perfect, but too big for the horse. Tucker also makes several saddles with lower cantles longer seats, one of them is made for larger riders. I just can't remember which one, so I emailed them. Thanks, though!
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        08-30-2012, 10:31 AM
      #25
    Foal
    Search Here is a link to a page with 19 inch saddles & the Big Horn does come with semi-qh bars. Hope it helps. I had the same problem finding the right saddle for me & my horse.
         
        08-30-2012, 10:44 AM
      #26
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dnparker    
    Search Here is a link to a page with 19 inch saddles & the Big Horn does come with semi-qh bars. Hope it helps. I had the same problem finding the right saddle for me & my horse.
    HALLELUJAH, that's it! Thank you a million times!
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