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post #1 of 6 Old 05-24-2009, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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fitting western saddle

i am an english rider, but i am starting to ride trails. i just got a western saddle for my bday and i am super excited! i was just wondering how to tell if it fits your horse...PLEASE WRITE! thanx in advance!
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-24-2009, 10:59 AM
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Wow thats a big question in a short sentence
I will refer you to a web site that I have found very helpful. They do sell saddles too, but their saddle fitting guides are top notch.
We Make Saddle Fitting Simple

Here is an actual "checking fit" guide

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thanks! that is a pretty good website, and it helped a lot! im still a little confused, im kinda worried about the saddle being too big so if u have any more advice please post!
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-27-2009, 06:26 PM
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Can you post pictures of the saddle on your horse?
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-27-2009, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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thx for the replies everyone...umm i would post pics but we tried it on him and it fit perfectly! yay! we know this because he has room but not too much and he shows no signs of distress or pain! i actually think he enjoyed it more than my english saddle! lol :) thx again everyone!
*by the way 7poines that is a very pretty horse ur on!
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-27-2009, 07:45 PM
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Thanks. She's my girl :)

Glad the saddle fit well. Enjoy your ride :)
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