Originally Posted by Strawberry4Me
My standardbred mare is the same, very wide in the shoulder. Its pretty common for standies.
I just fit the saddle down a bit further from the shoulder than I would on a different horse. Not significantly, but enough to allow full shoulder movement. I don't have any good pictures of her in our western saddle, but I do have a few of her in the Wintec Isabelle dressage saddle.
I use my hand to feel for her shoulder blade every time I tack her up to make sure the saddle is back far enough. Otherwise, she has this weird wonky gait (obviously, she can't move her shoulders!)
Thank you for the advice! I will try next time. And she is a pretty horse... Standies are my absolute favorite even though they're hard to saddle fit
Thanks for chiming in!