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BelgianDraftLover44 07-03-2013 08:42 AM

Inexpensive Draft Tack?
Any suggestions on inexpensive english riding tack for rounder drafts? Like a belgian?
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PercheronMom 07-03-2013 10:08 AM

I ride my 19hh, 2100 pound Percheron with a 17", wide, County dressage saddle and it fits him beautfully.

I got the girth thru Dover Saddle, longest dressage girth they had and I am not on the first hole. His bridle and bit I got from Meader Supply (draft horse supply store). I ride him now with a bitless bridle which I got online, draft size and fits him great.

Meader Supply has a great online catalog, and they specialize in draft horse everything!

BelgianDraftLover44 07-03-2013 10:51 AM

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DraftyAiresMum 07-03-2013 11:07 AM I think that's the site. Good quality stuff and not super expensive. eBay might work, too, just don't buy one of those new tack sets that's uber cheap. They're complete crap.
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loveduffy 07-04-2013 10:18 AM

Welcome to the forum I know how hard it is I have a Belgian

Left Hand Percherons 07-04-2013 12:38 PM

The good thing is english and dressage saddles that will fit are fairly easy to find. A good quality MW, W, XW..., or a 33 cm and larger saddle tree will typically fit. I ride in both a 35 (thinner more modern Percheron) and a 37 (mutton withered curvy Percheron mare). The problem is finding a good quality girth to match. I use a 40" and 44" on long billets. I have a bridle from Draft Tack that is fairly good quality buy the reins were way too short. You need 110-120" reins. Not the normal 90".

my2geldings 07-08-2013 11:04 PM

I would take a look online for online tack stores, or websites like ebay.

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