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post #51 of 121 Old 11-16-2010, 04:05 PM
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great video, I learned just enough to know that I know NOTHING!!

I will have to get my saddle out and check it against what I learned form the video. But now I have a dumb question??? what is a saddle fitter and what can/do they do? If you have a saddle that you really like but is the tree is too narrow,can they fix that?

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post #52 of 121 Old 12-02-2010, 12:12 AM
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I watched all the videos now im going to check and see if mine fits right

My horse tends to buck and his back get sore so im scared to find out it doesnt fit
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post #53 of 121 Old 12-02-2010, 12:56 AM
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Great to see people taking a real interest in learning how to fit a saddle... I know when I wear a t shirt that doesn't quite fit it drives me crazy, I can only imagine what an ill fitting saddle would be like
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post #54 of 121 Old 12-17-2010, 11:32 AM
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Thank you so much for this! It is exactly what I need as I can't afford a saddler...=)
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post #55 of 121 Old 12-17-2010, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Glad the video's were helpful for you!

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post #56 of 121 Old 12-19-2010, 06:15 PM
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I noticed those videos are for an English saddle. Are there videos for the fitting of a western saddle?
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post #57 of 121 Old 12-19-2010, 11:10 PM
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I will have to get my saddle out and check it against what I learned form the video. But now I have a dumb question??? what is a saddle fitter and what can/do they do? If you have a saddle that you really like but is the tree is too narrow,can they fix that?
In the UK
A saddle fitter is a proffessional who has qualifications from the society of master saddlers that says they have attended training and are qualified to fit a saddle properly.

A master saddler can fit a saddle, but can also alter/reflock/build a custom saddle, they have done extensive training on all aspects of saddlery, fitting and leather work.

Some trees can be widened slightly using a machine but that is very very rare and generaly doesnt do wonders for the saddle. generaly it means you could go from a medium wide to a wide but not from a narrow to a wide.


I personaly have a Master saddler up to see my horses and saddles twice a year as routine and then additionaly as and when needed during the show season. It only costs £20 a time.

My master saddler has well over 30 years of experiance and has been a registered master saddler for all off those years.
He custom made stans beautiful saddle and it fit stan like a glove for 8 years and only needed minor alterations as he lost or gained weight and muscle.

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post #58 of 121 Old 12-20-2010, 02:04 AM
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post #59 of 121 Old 12-20-2010, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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I noticed those videos are for an English saddle. Are there videos for the fitting of a western saddle?
I think I tried to find Western Saddle Fitting Vids....but I cannot recall. You can go to Youtube.com and do a search, maybe something will come up?

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post #60 of 121 Old 12-20-2010, 11:04 AM
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Does this saddle look like it fits? I mean length wise? I will be checking withers and the rest when I can. But from what you can see does it look ok?

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