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- - High withers
|RoxanneElizabeth ||01-15-2010 06:59 PM |
Are there any drawbacks to high withers? I know the saddle tends to stay centered better but is it bad for the horse at all? Weird question I know....
|dressagebelle ||01-15-2010 08:49 PM |
I had a thoroughbred that had high withers. The only issues we ever had with her were finding and making a saddle fit on her. Other than that, there are no other issues I've ever heard of or dealt with.
|ilovestitch ||01-15-2010 09:38 PM |
I have never personally owned a horse with high withers but I would have to agree with a general issue would be saddle fit. Im not sure really if there would be too many health related issues.
|eventerwannabe ||01-15-2010 09:57 PM |
Hm... I really am a TB (Thoroughbred) person, so high withers are the STORY OF MY LIFE... o.o
Yes, saddle fit.
Bearback can hurt if your horse isnt buff or doesnt have lots of fat.
Stuff along those lines. =]
|sandy2u1 ||01-16-2010 01:27 AM |
as everyone said, saddle fit is the problem. You really need to find a saddle that is made for a high withered horse. I think that limits you a bit on saddle purchases.
|RoxanneElizabeth ||01-16-2010 08:47 AM |
you are all right on about the saddle issue...tried many used saddles on him at the ranch and none fit, ended up bidding on a big horn endurance (similar to the tucker endurance he wore before), still waiting for for it to arrive to see if it a good fit!
I am glad the hear that there are no other issues that are obvious.
|sandy2u1 ||01-16-2010 07:40 PM |
I hope your new saddle fits, but if not try looking on line. With a lot of company's you can send in wither tracings and they will recommend a saddle.
|ridergirl23 ||01-16-2010 08:07 PM |
the only drawback i find on high withers is the extreme pain when riding bareback >_< haha
|TwisterRush ||01-16-2010 08:14 PM |
^haha i agree !
I rode indigo bareback and he has the high withers and a TB.. well it wasnt too bad, but trotting owwww after awhile LOL
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