|Manda18 ||08-23-2009 09:12 PM |
Fine English saddles for high whithered horses?
I am in the process of looking for a new saddle for my horse and have no Idea what type to look at first and wanted some others opinions:D I am looking for a good quality close contact saddle in the $2000-3000 range that would fit my high whithered thoroughbred. I really like the CWD's, Antares, Calibre, Devoucoux, Childric and Butet saddles but am not sure how any of them fit. If anyone could let me know how these or any other type of saddles fit it would be greatly appreciated:lol:
|luvs2ride1979 ||08-24-2009 01:12 AM |
I would find a shop that has the brands you're interested in and ask about trial policies and if they will help with saddle fitting. You need to try each saddle on your horse to see what fits him, then you need to ride in the saddles that fit to see if they work for you.
For a high withered horse, the saddle should fit behind the shoulder and allow enough clearance for the withers. I like a partially cut back pommel to help accomplish that. That way you don't end up improperly fitting the saddle to his withers, and end up needing a riser pad...
|upnover ||08-24-2009 09:56 AM |
All of those saddles come in different tree widths and that will be more important then getting a particular brand. I've found that Antares, Devoucoux and Delgranges (you should check out Delgranges! excellent saddles right in your price range) all fit most horses pretty well, except for those particularly hard to fit. Haven't had any expereince with CWDs but I have heard the new ones are crap. Another trainer at my barn has a Butet (again, regular tree) and has a lot of issues with high withered horses. It tends to lay on their withers and pinch in other areas. She has more issues witih saddle fit then anyone else with a french made saddle, which I do think is kind of strange because I know Butets are extremely popular.
|Manda18 ||08-25-2009 12:27 PM |
thanks for your suggestions:)
|xLaurenOscarx ||09-13-2009 06:26 PM |
I have a high withered thoroughbred and i use a windtec general purpose saddle and it fits perfectly:D
|miahorsegirlie ||09-20-2009 07:44 PM |
I am selling my SLT english close contact saddle that fit my high withered horse pretty well. pm me or email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want more info on it.
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