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post #1 of 6 Old 07-11-2014, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Proper fit of western saddle, help!

I dont think the saddle I currently have is fitting on my new horse properly. It is just the front end that seems to be sitting funny, it doesnt seem to be causing any problems right now but to me I think its putting too much pressure on his shoulders. Try to put my hand in between the saddle and saddle pad and the front corner has quite a lot of pressure into my horses shoulder. Would oiling the saddle help with that or does it sound like the saddle is just not made for him. I don't want to be spending tons of money going thru a bunch of saddles to try and find the right one for my horse and I so..

Can anyone tell me the best way to measure up a horse for a saddle, how to measure a saddle to see if it will fit your horse properly, as well as how you know you are in the right size saddle yourself?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-11-2014, 04:17 PM
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Oiling does nothing for fit.

Can you post some pictures of the Saddle on your Horse without a saddle pad....


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I will do so later this evening :). Is that an easy way to tell if it is a good fit??
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easier than by a worded explanation.
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Make sure to take clear pictures of both sides, as well as down the front and from the back. Also take a few WITH a saddle pad, same kind of pictures so we can give you the best advice possible.
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Ive tried a few different ways of adding the saddle fitting pictures but my computer and the site wont let me but I got some one in to help me and yes the saddle was fitting him wrong. Now in the market for a new one.

Thanks for the help everyone
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