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Amyhorse 08-19-2011 01:29 AM

Need saddle fitting help *pic heavy*
 
I have a new horse (yah me!) and I'm just getting back into the sport after having my children and taking over 10 years off. Wow, it's a shock to the system.

Here's my 5 year old Morgan mare:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...DSC00492-1.JPG

I haven't fitted a saddle to a horse is years, and I don't have anyone to come and look. Here's three of my old saddles that's I've put on her to get an idea of what I need to buy for her at the tack shop. I have no intention of using any of them, just want to bring a saddle with me when I go :-)

#1 old jumping saddle:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z...0/DSC00408.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F...0/DSC00409.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0...0/DSC00413.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d...0/DSC00439.JPG

#2 my old heavy all purpose (it's a brute!)
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-e...0/DSC00415.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m...0/DSC00416.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-F...0/DSC00420.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-G...0/DSC00440.JPG

#3 ??? AP
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9...0/DSC00421.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1...0/DSC00422.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...0/DSC00441.JPG

Need some help with what I'm seeing, thanks in advance!

GiftWrapped 08-21-2011 11:50 AM

First and foremost, welcome back! I'm returning to the game as well. :0) Second, what a BEAUTIFUL mare!

Fit is a funny thing. It's difficult to tell what fits best in photo form, but based on these pictures, I would say option one or three. Two looks like it would put a lot of pressure where it touches behind the wither. That said, you could find a saddle that appears to fit, and realize after a workout that it's pinching her (dry spots under the saddle). I would take her to the shop, or have someone come out to fit her and then give it a go. Good luck!

McuesHiSierra 08-21-2011 01:51 PM

By the look of it number 3 looks the best. However I agree with GiftWrapped try to get some one to fit your horse. Beautiful horse though! Good luck!


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