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  • Saddles for short backed croup high horses
  • Stubben saddles any good fro croup highg horse

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    07-01-2014, 07:17 PM
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Foal
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Hello- I am looking for saddle & girth recommendations that will help me relieve pressure points & his overall soreness. He has a short back with a forward girth-line & he slopes up near the croup. The spot that appears low behind the withers may be atrophied from pain, but we're not 100% positive. I'm looking for a saddle that won't slide forward and jam his shoulders. I've been told a Passier is a good way to go. I have included an image that might help a bit! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!(:
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    07-02-2014, 11:03 AM
  #2
Foal
I don't have any brand recommendations but any girth that is a bit wider will help stop the saddle from sliding around. Also you can find his sore spots by stroking your hand from the top of his neck, down to his dock (tail) with considerable amount of pressure. Watch his ears and tail for signs of discomfort. Also putting an extra pad under the saddle will stop it from squishing his withers.
     
    07-02-2014, 02:37 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by nyancat    
I don't have any brand recommendations but any girth that is a bit wider will help stop the saddle from sliding around. Also you can find his sore spots by stroking your hand from the top of his neck, down to his dock (tail) with considerable amount of pressure. Watch his ears and tail for signs of discomfort. Also putting an extra pad under the saddle will stop it from squishing his withers.
Thank you! Might you happen to know of any brands similar to Stubben & Passier??(:
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    07-02-2014, 04:46 PM
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Yearling
I've used a Passier for years on a horse with this shape, and have had a happy horse. The Passier has pretty high rocker (banana-shaped front-to back underneath) rather than straight, which is what you'll want. Any reason why you're looking for something similar to a Passier and Stubben and not just get a Passier? They're wonderful saddles.

And a Stubben and Passier aren't similar. They're similar price points, similar quality, and both German companies, but they fit very differently. Passiers have very short tree points, Stubbens are pretty long. Passiers have more rocker.

Another suggestion to relive sore sports is to use a pad with viscoelestic inserts. They distribute pressure and relieve pressure points very effectively. Just don't get too-thick inserts, or it will mess up the saddle fit. You'll want one with a sheepskin or wool felt underside: Skito, Equipedic, Toklat Matrix T3, etc... Endurance-type pads.
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    07-04-2014, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by freia    
I've used a Passier for years on a horse with this shape, and have had a happy horse. The Passier has pretty high rocker (banana-shaped front-to back underneath) rather than straight, which is what you'll want. Any reason why you're looking for something similar to a Passier and Stubben and not just get a Passier? They're wonderful saddles.

And a Stubben and Passier aren't similar. They're similar price points, similar quality, and both German companies, but they fit very differently. Passiers have very short tree points, Stubbens are pretty long. Passiers have more rocker.

Another suggestion to relive sore sports is to use a pad with viscoelestic inserts. They distribute pressure and relieve pressure points very effectively. Just don't get too-thick inserts, or it will mess up the saddle fit. You'll want one with a sheepskin or wool felt underside: Skito, Equipedic, Toklat Matrix T3, etc... Endurance-type pads.
I had been looking for alternatives due to the cost of a Passier. But thank you for your advice!(:
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    07-04-2014, 08:19 PM
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Trained
From that photo I can't imagine you would have much luck finding a saddle to fit. Bareback pad?
     
    07-05-2014, 08:26 AM
  #7
Yearling
Please, if you're concerned about soreness and pressure points have a decent saddle fitter look at the horse. It's all very well getting the correct tree shape, but for horses which fall in behind the shoulder you must have a wide enough tree to give clearance but that also means it must have wide/deep enough panels to allow them to be flocked heavily to support that tree width.

Plus, with a croup-high horse you often have to set the balance midway between what would be ideal for the rider and what would best suit the horse. That's down to experience, I'm afraid - adjust the pommel too high, especially if the horse rises sharply from girth groove to elbow, and the saddle will often skid forward.

It's an awkwardly shaped horse, though not insurmountable, so best of luck :)
     

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