Wide horse, high withers, which saddle?

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Wide horse, high withers, which saddle?

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    12-30-2013, 11:31 PM
Wide horse, high withers, which saddle?

I have a big Paint gelding that I'm having trouble fitting a saddle on. I have an Aussie, which I love, fits him great. But I'm wanting a barrel saddle too. He's not thin, kinda wide, high withers. I have a gaited Abetta but I think it's too narrow? Im sure there are threads on this subject but the search wasn't working right. I can post pics tomorrow if that'll help anyone. Would FQHB sit too far down on his withers?? Thanks!!!
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    12-30-2013, 11:32 PM
High withers, saddle fitting
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    12-30-2013, 11:39 PM
My TB is in the same boat, he could be the president of the shark fin withers fan club (not exaggerating!) and FQHB fit him nicely. I originally thought he would need SQHB but I tried a saddle that had the full Quarter Horse bars and it fit so nicely I bought it lol. (Plus it fit me and was a barrel saddle like I was wanting)
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    12-31-2013, 07:27 PM
Good to know. Thanks!

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