Can you suggest a saddle to fit this boy?
I'm getting frustrated trying to find a saddle to fit Alto, I've tried 5 western saddles on him so far, and nothing seems to fit, we've tried FQHB, arab flex tree, semi bars, and a bunch of random to hand could be anythings:oops:
So this is the shape we're trying to fit, any ideas?
There is nothing odd about his back so you need to re-evaluate your saddle fitting skills. If you have a decent pad and a decent FQHB or SQHB tree it should fit fine.
You could tree a treeless and see how that works. That is what my wife started riding in and it worked out fine.
Rum4, I'm seriously thing about a treeless, but not totally sure.
My saddle fitting skills REALLY need improving, but the problem I'm getting is I can get something that looks fairly good in the front, but they all seem to kick up to far in the back. I think that heis quite flat backed so the rock is wrong on him.
Seeing that he hasn't been ridden for many years, and I'm just starting him, I really want him to be comfortable. Here is a slide show of what we have had on him during his ground training
Haffies can be horrible to fit sometimes :-)
Sometimes a Mule Saddle with a 6.5" Gullet will fit, have on you can borrow to test?
Only other way would be to get a set of Steele Brand Tree Fit Forms and Try all 8 of them till you find the best fit and then find a Saddle with the corresponding Tree in it to the Form.
There is a "sticky" at the start of this forum section that can be of help to you. It's the home made version of the recommendation above.
I don't see anything out of ordinary with your horse frankly, my qh looks the same. What do you mean "does not fit"? Can you take some pics with the saddle and post here?
*Waves* Hi Kevin how are you?, don't know of any mule saddles, will have a check around though, the tree fit forms sound like a good idea.
Looks like FQHB's and even SQHB's should fit.. not sure why they're not?
From the pictures you posted, it looks like you may have the saddle too far back. I think that tex tan, if you got a smaller gullet measurement, would work just fine on him--I believe tex tan trees are kind of table-ish. The reinsman saddle, with a smaller gullet, also looks like it would suit him well. The abetta tree looked a little more curved, I have one for my TB and it fits him, but he also has a curvy back.
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