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Western Saddle Fitting
I'm getting my QH mare in three weeks and I will be looking around for a saddle when I get her. I want to get a western saddle. I've already figured out I need a 15 inch seat but I'm not so sure on the tree.
I was think Full Quarter Horse bars - but I really don't know much about the sizing at all. All I know is she is a BIG horse!! She is very chubby right now and I am going to be having her lose weight when she gets here, so that should help.
Here are some pictures of her. What would you reccomend for her? I will probably be getting a used saddle so I want to know what I need to be looking for. Thanks!
Definitly get the horse before you buy a saddle. There is another thread on this subject here- http://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack...dle-fit-45868/ I often refer to this sites saddle guides. Lots of information here- Complete guide to the american western saddle
They also sell used saddle that you might want to check out.
Agreed with the above :D Saddle fitting can be a hassle anyday; better to get the mare home before you get anything for her. Beautiful mare, by the way :-)
As has been suggested - please wait to get the mare.
Thank-you so much for all the advice! I will definatly wait to get a saddle! In fact I'm thinking of riding her bareback for a while and getting her into shape before getting a saddle.
Riding bareback is sometimes the best solution :D It would be good for both of you. Post when you get a saddle!
I agree, good advice!
Thats true - bareback riding will be very good. I need to learn better balance so this will be good practice. I'll certainly post when I get a saddle!
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