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    01-14-2014, 05:55 AM
western saddle, does it fit?

Hi so this is my Sharon Saare saddle on my chap who's proved really difficult to fit, other saddles I tried where such a awful fit I couldn't even ride in them. This one to me seems ok but as i'm not a expert i'd like other peoples thoughts please. I inc a photo of sweat marks after riding him in it.

It was originally made for a short backed cob, with a rocker tree, and the front has been built up specially to help balance the rider on a downhill or no wither horse. Which my chap is, although he does have some wither theres really not much.

When its cinched up with a pad under it doesn't seem to tight at the front even when i'm onboard I can get my whole hand underneath pretty much.

P.s his head on the side view shots was slightly bent to the left. My concern with it is maybe I need more flare from the bars?
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    01-14-2014, 06:20 AM
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Fit looks pretty good, sweat marks look good.

Flair looks fine also

    01-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Green Broke
It looks good to me, also. Enjoy.
    01-14-2014, 09:25 AM
How is it for you to ride in? Those fenders look like they are very forward. I'd be concerned it forces your butt back and your legs forward - creating an unbalanced seat.
    01-14-2014, 09:37 AM
Thanks guys most helpful, yes I thought the same when I first looked at it but if anything it makes you sit forward I don't feel like I'm being pushed back, more like I'm right in the saddle being made to sit up, like a English dressage saddle would feel. I would prefer if it was a 16 seat as I'm overweight at current (I do not plan on being so for long but takes a while to slim down), but any 16 seats I tried on him where way to long as dispite his size (15.3hh) he has a really small space to put a saddle, the skirting on this is about 23inchs. See attached photo with me on it. Let me know what you think of me in it, please no fat jokes tho I know I'm a whale :(
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    01-14-2014, 11:40 PM
Green Broke
I think the size is fine for you. You and your horse look good together.

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