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post #1 of 15 Old 04-19-2009, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Western Saddle :) HELP :S

I have just bought myself a western saddle and I don't know if it fits
These are the pictures of it on my pony with a saddle cloth and without a saddle cloth. If you need more pictures I have loads so feel free to ask.
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-19-2009, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Please Help :(

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post #3 of 15 Old 04-19-2009, 04:21 PM
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It looks okay from that angle but it is kinda hard to tell. Does the gullet sit down on his withers in the front? Does the saddle seem to slide side to side no matter how tight the cinch is? After you ride (if he is sweating) are there any dry patches on his back or places with rubbed off hair? Does he act like he is uncomfortable when you tighten the cinch or get on? If the answer is no to these things, then I am willing to bet that it fits okay.

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The gullet sits ok is a little tight though :(
No there is no sliding :)
Where the gullet is his hair was rubbed and he seemed more sweaty there and in the middle there was no sweat or rubbing and at the back his hair was rubbed and only a little bit of sweat :S
He was a little uncomfortable when getting on but was ok doing the cinch up :S
We are just worried that it is too long :(

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post #5 of 15 Old 04-29-2009, 04:30 PM
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Well it does look a little bit long but if the seat size is right there's not a lot you can do other than use a round skirt. You might try putting it on closer forward then settling it back to where it wants to sit and see if that makes any difference.

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Why don't you take some pics from the sides and front and back? That might help. Also, take pics of his sweat marks Good luck!

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It looks to tight in the gullet area and it shouldn't really be rubbing any hair!
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post #8 of 15 Old 05-01-2009, 01:15 PM
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It is very hard to tell with the pictures that you have posted .
Provide pictures of just the underside of the saddle and shots at angles to the gullet and the rear of the saddle.
It is the saddle "TREE" that must fit and the tree is very covered up by all the leather.

Here is a picture of a tree fitting.


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post #9 of 15 Old 05-02-2009, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Here are some more pictures of the saddle that may help :)
Thanks for all the advice :)
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Pic taken from the front looks to be too narrow to me. Do this, lightly tighten the cinch and put your hand palm down under the front of the tree(under the gullet). Walk the horse, if it's uncomfortable to you, it hurts him. Get on and slip your hand there and walk the horse.. If it pinches it's too narrow. You may need someone to assist by leading your horse while you do this. I find it hard to lead with one hand under the saddle myself. Lol

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