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post #1 of 14 Old 02-20-2014, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Dressage Saddle Fit

Looking for advice as to the fit of this dressage saddle for my gelding. I don't know much about saddle fitting so keep that in mind haha. Also, I apologize for the terrible photos, they are from my phone and the light was doing something funky. If you need different angles let me know.






And for bonus points...being a cutie pie after our ride


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post #2 of 14 Old 02-21-2014, 06:39 AM
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Well its a lovely saddle first off.
It's definitely not the worst fit in the world, but I would prefer it a touch further back off his shoulder. Can you run your hand down the front panel of the saddle easily? I think it looks a tiny, tiny, tiny bit too narrow, as the seat is not entirely parallel to the ground. I can't really see anything else, as I haven't seen it in person, but it looks quite good to me, bar those few small things.
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-21-2014, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!
Yes its a great saddle, and I am thinking about buying it from a fellow boarder who no longer has a need for it. Barn hand me downs are the best. It is an Anky Salinero Buffalo, I have no idea if its a nice brand or not but it fits me really well so if it fits him well then.... haha

Today when I go ride I will put it back on him and see about the front panel.

I've been told by the owner (who is currently in Florida and a bit hard to get in touch with) that it has an adjustable tree...? However, I am not sure how it works or how to do it, and even if I did, I wouldn't know what to adjust it to!

My trainer has a saddle fitter that she really likes. Do you think that buying it with the aim of having the saddle fitter out to fit it to him would work out? I've been looking for a dressage saddle forever, and every time I find one, its owner is unwilling to let me try it on my gelding, ugh

Any other opinions welcome too!


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I like the fit, from what I can see, but agree with Candy that it should go back an inch or two.
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I can't offer advice in terms of the fit, because I am rubbish at that sort of thing (that's why I have a saddle fitter x.x) but your boy is awfully cute :>

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post #6 of 14 Old 02-21-2014, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Zexious, I think he's pretty cute too ;) (I'm terrible at this stuff too haha)

This is much better than I had hoped though!
I was expecting to be told it fit horribly haha

So from what can be seen, do you think he'd be alright if I rode him in it a while until I could get the saddle fitter out? I really like the saddle and it would be perfect if it works out for Xander too. Especially since it's already at my barn and all id have to do is send a check! ;)

I'm going out to ride today, does anyone want me to take any different/more pictures?
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Also here is a (sort of terrible) photo of it all done up one of the time I test rode in it if it helps at all

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I wonder if a thin rear riser pad would give you just enough of a fix... There are some great ones out there. Or is this taboo? I defer to the more knowledgeable, here. I know one worked for me, but I just beat around the yard.
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I wonder if a thin rear riser pad would give you just enough of a fix... There are some great ones out there. Or is this taboo? I defer to the more knowledgeable, here. I know one worked for me, but I just beat around the yard.
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If the saddle is too narrow as far as tree size then it is definitely not appropriate to use a rear riser. If the tree shape is what's wrong and it will just be for the interim then a rear riser is appropriate.
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I think it'll look pretty good once it's moved back to where it's supposed to be. Put the saddle on top of your horse's withers and slide the saddle back, it will hit a point and will stop moving backwards (unless you use excessive force), do this several times, that is the saddle's natural resting spot and where you should put the saddle. It should be around 3 finger widths (this is an average obviously) behind the horse's scapula.

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