Saddle advice for a Peruvian paso - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 07-11-2013, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Madison MS
Posts: 2
• Horses: 0
Saddle advice for a Peruvian paso

I need advice to fit a saddle for my Peruvian horse. Since they have shorter backs many western saddles impairs the shoulder which inhibits the gate. My budget is small. I haven't had any luck locally with advice since I live in quarter horse land. Please help.
Bella3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 07-11-2013, 05:55 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 566
• Horses: 5
Used arabian round skirt saddle may work. The arabian trees are a bit more generous. Round skirt barrel saddles, they are also made for more shoulder movement.

A woman can NEVER have too many horses.....
Macslady is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 07-11-2013, 06:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,954
• Horses: 3
I trained a Peruvian Paso for a client, owner wanted to ride her in an Aussie saddle, had one fitted to her and that is what I used. I did ride her in an English saddle as well, I believe it was an older Barnsby.
waresbear is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 07-15-2013, 11:21 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 259
• Horses: 2
I have Peruvians and I ride them in all kinds of saddles. Most Peruvians have a medium to narrow backs instead of the wide ones more common in QH and Arabs. You don't want a saddle that is to long but there are many saddles available that will fit.
G8tdh0rse is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 09-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Southern IN
Posts: 941
• Horses: 6
I ride my paso in an assortment of saddles, but most of the time I ride her in an OLD close contact canadian trooper saddle or in a plantation saddle. My Tarpon hill trooper is also a pretty good fit on her.

Also when no one is looking Ill toss an old wintec on her.

jimmyp is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 09-05-2013, 09:17 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 22
• Horses: 1
We have a Paso/Icelandic cross pony at our farm and she goes in an endurance saddle (western saddle w/o a horn). We don't seem to have any issues fitting her.
TAPITOTTB is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 10-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 6
• Horses: 0
I used to ride my Peruvian in traditional Peruvian saddle, I'm actually going to,recommend you to ebay and to a saddlery known as TN saddlery, I had a friend who purchased one of their saddles and they are excellent quality well worth twice the price. The saddle is completely made in the us so you don't have to worry about trees made out of India.
16" Lightweight Gaited Saddle Western Black | eBay

They have a nice selection of saddles, but their gaited saddles open up nicely in the front so that it doesn't restrict gaited shoulder movement.
Panzerbee is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saddle advice for a Peruvian horse Bella3 Horse Tack and Equipment 1 07-15-2013 11:40 AM
Peruvian paso Janna Horse Conformation Critique 16 10-23-2012 02:13 PM
Any Peruvian Paso owners here?? annaleah Gaited Horses 28 08-22-2012 06:38 PM
My Momma's Peruvian Paso. Amme Gaited Horses 5 11-16-2011 12:08 PM
Peruvian Paso candandy49 Gaited Horses 2 04-06-2011 06:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome