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post #11 of 15 Old 08-09-2009, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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flex saddles

Oh No, I thought I would hear some good things from people that love theirs, ok, maybe from some whom didn't like them...

I do appreciate your input. Why when you research something does it become so complicated that you end up more confused than ever?? No need to answer this.

Thank you all so much, guess I will try to find a saddle fitter, that might be my best bet..
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-16-2009, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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As if it couldn't get more confusing! Thanks to all of you. A friend knows of a saddlefitter from Kentucky that comes up here in OH regularly for chiro and saddlefitting. Another friend or two of mine are going to see if they will come to our barn.

I usually tack up in the barn where it is very low lighting. Today we trailered out and while brushing him outside the trailer in the light I noticed some white hairs mixed in with his normal coat color. I am wondering if this could be from bad saddle fit as it is exactly right where the dry spots are behind his withers in the pocket.

Except when I ride with others I have been riding bareback pad and have only owned this horse for about 2 1/2 months, isn't this way too early to see the white hairs from a bad fitting saddle? (about once a week since I disovered the saddle wasn't that great of a fit)
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-17-2009, 07:49 AM
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Dry Spots can be caused by extreme pressure points from an ill fitting Saddle, the pressure is so great the sweat glands get closed/squashed, thus dry spots.

In some cases if the pressure is too great the cells around the hair follicle can be damaged in a few months, thus causing white hairs, doing it that fast I would say is rare, but not impossible.

Can you get us some pics of the Saddle on your Horse without a pad?


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post #14 of 15 Old 08-25-2009, 12:44 AM
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I have had 4 flex trees, an Abetta synthetic, 2-Textan Flex Trees and 1-Circle Y Flex Tree, I have a very hard to fit Arab mare and I love the fit. They fit so many horses and in the Circle Y, I do feel it flex with my horse and it is a totally different type of ride. The saddles have improved from when they first started making the flex trees. I love them. C.
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post #15 of 15 Old 08-25-2009, 07:50 AM
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I would personally never buy a flex tree!!! there are just too many things that can go wrong with them...

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