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post #11 of 33 Old 06-04-2013, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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This one seems fine so far, but I do have a question. Almost all of the other saddles I tried had a dry spot on either side of her back, almost where the tooling on the bottom part of this saddle seat is. Would that be caused by a saddle that hits there? A different saddle shop told me it was because the sadlle DIDN'T hit there.

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post #12 of 33 Old 06-04-2013, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Cowchick. She thinks she's pretty special. LOL. I even put a palomino on the saddle case I made that's on the saddle in the pictures. I never liked palominos before, but I've lost my heart to this one!
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post #13 of 33 Old 06-04-2013, 10:35 PM
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would you like to post a photo of it on her back without the pad? I mean, I am curious as to why Bob said that, so want to see what it looks like w/o pad, and both side and front angles.
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post #14 of 33 Old 06-04-2013, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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It will be a while before I can do that, but I will as soon as I can. I did put the saddle on without the pad when i first got it, and as i said, there was at least about 4 inches of clearance by the withers,, and I could see along the back all the way up. It was not touching her spine anywhere. I checked while I was riding her, also. never came close to her withers.

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post #15 of 33 Old 06-04-2013, 10:48 PM
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Yay!!!!!!! :)

I am so pleased for ya! I had that game with my Dressage saddle... had to fit Sky.. and of course me AND my friend riding him on a regular basis.

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post #16 of 33 Old 06-04-2013, 11:27 PM
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This one seems fine so far, but I do have a question. Almost all of the other saddles I tried had a dry spot on either side of her back, almost where the tooling on the bottom part of this saddle seat is. Would that be caused by a saddle that hits there? A different saddle shop told me it was because the sadlle DIDN'T hit there.
In my experience, a dry spot anywhere that the saddle actually sits means that there's too much pressure there. The only time I've seen a dry spot from no pressure is on the withers where the saddle pad is pulled up into the gullet.

I suppose it is possible that the saddles you tried before were bridging enough to not have any contact with the middle of her back, but I'm more inclined to believe that perhaps there was too much curve (rocker) in the bars and it was sitting down in the middle and the ends of the bars were curved up away from her back.

Do you have a picture of her from the side without a saddle on? I've rode a couple of really straight backed horses that would have that trouble.

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She is a cutie and like you, I wasn't a huge palomino fan. Especially lighter colored ones - that is until I got The Biscuit Man. I absolutely adore him

Saddle shopping can make one crazy! It looks like a good fit but I would also like to see more angles.

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post #18 of 33 Old 06-05-2013, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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I won't be able to get pictures for a while, but when I do, I'll certainly post them. Here is a picture of her without the saddle, and I darkened the arrea where I had trouble with dry spots on almost all of the other saddles. The only one that DIDN'T do that was one that pinched her shoulders. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!
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post #19 of 33 Old 06-06-2013, 04:32 PM
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I love wade saddles, that old timey look just gets me. And Customcanines? I love her color, that dapple is really beautiful!

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post #20 of 33 Old 06-06-2013, 10:31 PM
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Hmm, with the dry spots being there, I wonder maybe if the angle of the bars might have been too steep for her where the tops of the bars weren't making any contact so that the bottoms were where all the pressure was.
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