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shorthorse 01-16-2013 06:00 PM

skirt length of Abetta all around 15 in seat??
 
Hi...I've tried to find this info everywhere, but can't....don't know why they're treating it like some trade secret! So I thought maybe someone out there has one & could measure it. It's the Abetta original model 20501, in a 15 inch seat size. Thanks very much in advance!!!
Lisa C.

SouthernTrails 01-16-2013 06:29 PM

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It has been many years since I sold Abetta, but I believe the length is 25"

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shorthorse 01-17-2013 08:59 AM

Oh, dear, I was afraid of that....my gelding is so short backed that I was hoping for something shorter. He's also wide (needs 7 inch gullett) and even though I could probably fit into a 14 inch saddle, it seems nobody makes a wide saddle with a small seat size! Back to the drawing board...

poppy1356 01-17-2013 09:18 AM

Look for a barrel saddle. Short skirts, mine is 22in, and a 7in gullet.

shorthorse 01-17-2013 09:43 AM

Poppy, What kind is your saddle...I've never seen a barrel saddle that wide...

poppy1356 01-17-2013 09:50 AM

I have an older Simco FQHB. Pretty common size around me since there's mostly big bodied QHs. But mine is a 15in seat. 14 is actually very common in barrel saddles around here.

Lockwood 01-17-2013 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shorthorse (Post 1848379)
Oh, dear, I was afraid of that....my gelding is so short backed that I was hoping for something shorter. He's also wide (needs 7 inch gullett) and even though I could probably fit into a 14 inch saddle, it seems nobody makes a wide saddle with a small seat size! Back to the drawing board...

I am in the exact same boat as you and am having a heck of a time finding a good western saddle to fit my no-backed mutton withered horse. :D

deserthorsewoman 01-17-2013 11:05 AM

26"
Some dealers actually do show the skirt length....

deserthorsewoman 01-17-2013 11:21 AM

Check into Big Horn saddles
Extra wide has 25.5" skirts
Haflinger has 25"
Regular barrel racer, 7" gullet, FQHB, 24" skirt
IMO, better quality, too


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