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post #1 of 4 Old 10-06-2008, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Which Saddle?

So, I have 2 saddles I can use on Sweety, neither of them really fit her, but I've been trying to decide which one would be the better of the two (Note: she is not my horse, so buying a new saddle is not an option - but I have suggested it to her owner). One saddle is an AP and the other is a CC.
The AP saddle leaves some dry spots on her back, so I know it is too narrow for her, but it fits her withers (shes a tb, so has high withers) and the CC fits her back, but it sits on her withers.
She has started to get sour when putting the saddle on, and I know its because the saddles don't fit :( I don't know how to convince her owner that neither saddles fit her (she told me that the AP was fine, just use a pad under it :roll:) I have some pictures from after our ride of the dry spots, and the saddle definitely does not fit!
So what should I do?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-06-2008, 12:16 PM
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The saddle should fit the horses back, not her withers. If the withers are high, then you need a saddle with a cutback pommel, to allow room for them.

With the CC saddle, try moving it farther back. The front d-ring (by the stirrup bar) should be 2-3" behind the back edge of the horse's shoulder blade. Take some photos of it for us, first with no saddle pad then the same photos with whatever pad you normally ride in. Take a side shot and one from a 3/4 angle front view, so we can see her WHOLE shoulder and the front of the saddle.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-07-2008, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, will do! Ill be out there Wed, so Ill remember to take my camera. It really annoys me that her owner doesn't seem to understand that the saddles just don't fit!
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-07-2008, 11:46 AM
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ride bareback (lol)

can you move the one that fits her back but not her withers slightly back(??) Temporary solution, of course, but...

Justin (qh/tb)
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