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        12-03-2008, 02:45 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    All my saddles are 17". O actually I think my barrel saddle is a 16" But I have no problems. I like it for cutting. I have room to really sit deep in my saddle I think...
         
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        12-03-2008, 03:10 PM
      #22
    Showing
    Cutting saddles need to be loose but barrel saddles not nearly so much.

    A trail/ranch/pleasure saddle should have you sitting to the cantle for support but not hanging over and there should be ~3-4" from your tummy to the swell. Anything more and it's too big, less and it's too tight.
         
        12-03-2008, 04:13 PM
      #23
    Foal
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    Yep, a 17" western saddle would be too big even for an average sized man. I'm about your same size and ride in a 16" english saddle and a 15" western saddle. You would be better off finding a good used saddle rather than a new cheap one. Also one hint for sizing a western saddle is that when you sit in it your thigh should be about 2 or 3 fingers width from the concho or screw that is just below the pommel and near the seat.
    ok good to know, thank you appyt
         
        12-03-2008, 04:15 PM
      #24
    Foal
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    You might want to do a little more looking before you buy, if it's not too late. I'm with some of the others here -- the saddle you're looking at isn't one that I'd recommend. In fact, I'd encourage you to look at a much better made saddle that's used but in good repair. You can find something for $500 or less if you're patient. I'd also suggest looking for a saddle with the sides, under your legs, cut up and away so you can have closer contact with your horse as you ride.

    Go to a local saddle shop and have them fit you for saddle size and then you'll know what size of saddle to look for. Then shop for a quality, but used saddle. Those saddles will never lose their value, compared to the one you're looking at online. HOpe it's not too late for this advice.

    Welcome to the world of Western Riding. You'll love it!!!
    Sadly it is to late, but I will have 3 days to return it once it arrives, i'll still try it and have my trainer look at it, and i'm sure she'll suggest to return itand that's most likely what I will do
         
        12-03-2008, 04:35 PM
      #25
    Foal
    Maybe it'll work out just fine. I sure hope so! Maybe you've found a gem. :) Good luck with it!
         
        12-03-2008, 09:46 PM
      #26
    Foal
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    Maybe it'll work out just fine. I sure hope so! Maybe you've found a gem. :) Good luck with it!
    I hope so, and i'll let everyone know how the saddle works out when it arrives
         

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