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Horseychick94 06-05-2010 09:54 PM

Endurance Saddle Fit???
 
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I took an Abetta Endurance out on trial today and I am not sure if it fits or not. As you can see by the pic of my horse's back, he is built downhill-ish. Does this saddle fit alright?:?

Horseychick94 06-06-2010 12:30 AM

Bump! Anyone???????

justsambam08 06-06-2010 12:46 AM

I would say it does not really fit. Ideally there should be at least another inch and a quarter between the withers and the gullet, and thats while you're in the saddle. If you sat in that saddle, it looks like it would be right on top of the withers.

corinowalk 06-06-2010 01:04 AM

If your looking for a synthetic with some wither clearance, try a bighorn. They generally have a good clearance for any horse.

SouthernTrails 06-06-2010 07:42 AM

The angle of the bar looks good against your Horse, I do not see it digging in like a too wide saddle would. Abetta's are known for very little wither clearance, as long as when you are sitting on the Saddle and the bottom of the pommel does not contact the top of the wither, I would say that Saddle will work fine.



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Horseychick94 06-06-2010 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA (Post 652935)
The angle of the bar looks good against your Horse, I do not see it digging in like a too wide saddle would. Abetta's are known for very little wither clearance, as long as when you are sitting on the Saddle and the bottom of the pommel does not contact the top of the wither, I would say that Saddle will work fine.



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It did not budge at all when i sat in it. Is it just me or would the saddle be much better off with a thinner pad?

Horseychick94 06-06-2010 02:07 PM

hello? would a thinner pad be better such as a navajo blanket?

SouthernTrails 06-06-2010 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Horseychick94 (Post 653143)
hello? would a thinner pad be better such as a navajo blanket?

Not really, a Western Saddle generally is designed to use a 3/4" or 1" thick pad.



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Horseychick94 06-06-2010 03:36 PM

oh, its just feels like I am lifted off of him.

Horseychick94 06-06-2010 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA (Post 652935)
The angle of the bar looks good against your Horse, I do not see it digging in like a too wide saddle would. Abetta's are known for very little wither clearance, as long as when you are sitting on the Saddle and the bottom of the pommel does not contact the top of the wither, I would say that Saddle will work fine.



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Wintecs also have little wither clearance. This Abetta has a shorter gullet


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