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        10-20-2013, 01:48 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    If you also don't mind me asking how much is it selling for?
         
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        10-20-2013, 02:09 AM
      #12
    Foal
    It seemed pretty comfortable when I rode in it today, mind I had to ride him in his halter so I was concentrating more on him than my seat (he's rusty and was being silly). I'm going to put it on him again tomorrow and pay closer attention to my seat. It seems maybe its 1/4" too narrow but the bars are a bit flared for him?? Guessing he might be a hard one to fit...ha his comfort is more important to me than my own. They're asking 300.
         
        10-20-2013, 02:20 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Well I think I would buy it if was you, looks like a nice saddle so if down the rode if you take care of it im sure you could get your money back. Yah so just focus on your balance. And maybe try putting a towel folded over just in the front to see if you balance gets better. The line from front of the skirt to the back should be level this is how I tell if my saddle fits or not
         
        10-20-2013, 02:28 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Thank you so much for the advice! I will do the towel thing tomorrow, maybe get a built up pad if it looks good. A good test will be next weekend when we go on a trail ride. Thing is he's a laid back guy and doesn't clue me in real clearly so ill have to watch closely.
         
        10-20-2013, 02:34 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    There should be about 3 to 4cm between the pommel and the top of your hleads withers. Also run your hand in between the horses withers and the saddle with out a pad and see if it is pinching. Your hand should be able just to glide through with some pressure. Your Saddle Fitting Guide - Fitting a Horse Saddle Correctly - Local Riding this may help a little.
         
        10-20-2013, 02:38 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Best tip I can give you and for some reason I forgot; get your horse sweaty tomorrow and see if there are any spots that r dry. That means the saddle is not touching in that spot which means it doesn't fit correctly.
         
        10-20-2013, 02:41 AM
      #17
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SaskGal    
    Best tip I can give you and for some reason I forgot; get your horse sweaty tomorrow and see if there are any spots that r dry. That means the saddle is not touching in that spot which means it doesn't fit correctly.
    Yes-i remember that. Will do!
         
        10-20-2013, 02:44 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Well I hope the saddle works out for you here is one more site that's a little more indepth. Maybe you'll pick up something from it. does my saddle fit?
         
        10-20-2013, 09:05 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Rode him again today and added a folded towel under the front, he did well and we explored the new neighborhood without any issues. Another person also told me it doesn't look bad. When he builds up in the shoulder, with some conditioning, will be the only issue with fit. In that case ill be looking for another saddle by then anyway. Maybe I'll keep this one as a spare in case it fits my next horse lol. It is comfy for me but he is not a barrel horse by any means. ;)
         
        10-20-2013, 09:31 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Well that sounds good, yah I would by the saddle if I was you! Have fun riding in style! :)
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