Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I'm sorry that they are not working :( I hope that you'll beable to, very informative!
As a matter of fact, I bought chalk today and did alot of what I was shown in the videos, and I am proud to say that my saddle is a great fit! Cept one thing...lol, it's a smidge too wide.
But with my "Corrective" half pad with shims in the front to fill in those pockets that are just around his shoulders, I am able to get 4 to 3 fingers clearance in the pommel area.
My saddle's gullet is 4 finger width, perfect! And the panels lay lovely on him, and the tree is has the right shape to it - I'm quite pleased with what I learnt!
I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm no Master Saddler by far...but with what I was able to obtain from the Schleese Vids, I was able to be a smidge more educated to be more assured on the saddle fit for my guy.
Ideally, I need to get a saddle that's a bit narrower, it should be a Medium instead of a Medium Wide, but it is hard to fit him because he is A Symetrical. I've tried Mediums, but then they accomodate his withers and topline, but not his shoulders or broad back....
So I'm stuck on that part.