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post #1 of 7 Old 01-09-2012, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle for Fat horse

Well when I owned my horse before saddle was not a problem lol. But now with Buddy being so large where do I even begin. He is a TWH, but he is very wide, my friend has TWH and 8 saddles that do not fit mine lol. I have not dealt with saddles much but have watched the videos and so on on how they should fit, just need to find 1 big enough, and buying 1 online is impossible because like I said no idea what to really look for.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-10-2012, 06:43 PM
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I'm interested in the replies to this. Same problem here. Having trouble finding a throat latch big enough for her too large head as well. lol
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-10-2012, 09:57 PM
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Well if a 7 inch gullet doesn't fit him, you could always go to an 8 inch gullet which is a draft horse saddle.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-11-2012, 05:42 PM
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Put him on a diet?

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-11-2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by QHriderKE View Post
Put him on a diet?
Well it could be bone structure.. not solely fat

As for the throat latch, what size are you in right now?

And OP.. you can buy online and see if you can get it on a lease basis. That or measure and find a custom saddle maker.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-12-2012, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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He is actually on a diet but even at a lower weight he is going to need a big saddle he is WIDE lol. My friend is going to help me measure him see what I need to look for I guess. I am going to try to buy him a saddle if it is to small it will fit his mom then I know to just get a bigger 1 for him lol. Thanks for the posts
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-12-2012, 10:44 AM
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I'd also recommend some type of exercise/diet plan before actually buying a saddle (unless you want one for short term) because depending on how overweight he is, a saddle that fits him now will not fit him when he is in shape. I had this happen with my gelding when I bought him, he was chubby!

Buying and selling saddles is always such a hassle I try to get it right the first time rather than buying wrong fit and having to sell while looking for another saddle. If they allow you to test a saddle first I highly recommend that as well :) OR if you are buying online and have a friend with a similar saddle try that on him before to see how it works.

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