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post #1 of 4 Old 10-28-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Need a new saddle? Me too!

Ok I just had my trainer look at my saddle and horse and they don't match. lol I need to get a new horse I guess.
So I have a Dover circuit close contact saddle with knee rolls and it is a 17M. The saddle is bridgeing his back and putting pressure on his kidneys now.
He has very high withers and a low back so she said I should get something that is wide and we can get a witherrelief pad for the withers.
I am wondering if maybe a saddle that is cut back might be better. Do you know what I mean? Otherwise if you don't think that would be a good idea what do you think would be a better fit?
Any ideas would be great. He is a 17 yr OTTB with high withers broad chest and a very broad barrel, a high muscular butt. lol
In other words a little sway back but nothing is wrong with him he just has a long back and we are building those back muscles and tummy muscles, but we can't build those if the saddle hits him in the kidneys causing him to hollow.
Hope this makes sence. Any and all help is appreciated.
If anyone wants to buy my saddle send me an idea of what you can pay or trades are always an option.

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-30-2008, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody? Cutback saddles, anyone have 1 and love it or hate it?

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-31-2008, 12:00 AM
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Passiers come cutback at the pommel and are very nice. Thornhill is a less expensive brand also with cutbacks. Some older Crosbys have a nice cutback pommel.

You want to make sure your saddle is far enough back, so the front d-ring is 2-3" behind the horse's shoulder blade. THEN you look at the saddle fit. You want the saddle to fit the horse's back and provide clearance for the withers. The saddle should be fit to the withers.

If he's swaybacked, then you might consider getting a Skito Correction Pad with a center shim. That way his back is leveled out and the pressure reduced on his withers and loins. You can remove or swap out shims if he builds more muscle or if you find a better fitting saddle.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-31-2008, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, That is a great product, never heard of it before so thanks so much for the info.!!

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