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post #1 of 13 Old 05-19-2018, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question Saddle fit, #1,742! =D

*sigh*
Okay, I have no idea how many I've tried out by now, officially lost count.

Have these two on trial.

The aussie is too long, but if it was shorter, does the rest seem to fit?
I'm leaning towards nope on this one entirely.

Next is an old Wintec, I think it's foam.
It's lighter, shorter and I think fits better than my current saddle.
Only worry is possible bridging and I can't quite tell if the top points of the gullet are pressing in more than the rest of the bar. I'll check on those more tomorrow.
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Few more.
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Hair impression area looks even, too.
Passing on the aussie, it's made weird and he doesn't like it.
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Anyone agree or disagree? Thoughts?

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Hi, posting pics of the saddle on the horse *without a pad is important. And if you're wanting an opinion from pics of the saddle from behind, to show fit or straightness, you need the horse to stand straight. Those pics just make it look like your horse has a huge scoliosis!

Yes, Aussie appears to be sitting back far enough, but is a bit too long for the horse's short back. Dressage looks a bit shorter, but is sitting too far forward, over the horse's shoulderblades. I don't like the way it sits, too high at the front, but that will change when it's shifted back & may be OK. You need to have a saddle back far enough (or with enough flare) that it clears the back of the scapula by a couple of inches. And it shouldn't be weightbearing onto the lumbar spine, or past the last rib. I drew on one of your pics as to where I guess those points are, for the saddle to fit between.
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Hi, posting pics of the saddle on the horse *without a pad is important. And if you're wanting an opinion from pics of the saddle from behind, to show fit or straightness, you need the horse to stand straight. Those pics just make it look like your horse has a huge scoliosis!

Yes, Aussie appears to be sitting back far enough, but is a bit too long for the horse's short back. Dressage looks a bit shorter, but is sitting too far forward, over the horse's shoulderblades. I don't like the way it sits, too high at the front, but that will change when it's shifted back & may be OK. You need to have a saddle back far enough (or with enough flare) that it clears the back of the scapula by a couple of inches. And it shouldn't be weightbearing onto the lumbar spine, or past the last rib. I drew on one of your pics as to where I guess those points are, for the saddle to fit between.
.....nothing is going to fit him....Maybe I should buy him a cart, give up on riding him and buy a 15h riding horse that comes with a fitted saddle.....

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It is about .75 inch behind the blade in the above pics.

Tried again, but his belly, forward groove and my regular girth means it gets pulled forward, always.
It is about 1.5 inches between the edge of blade and start of saddle in these below pics.

I'll look into trying out different curved girths again.
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I'm in the same boat. My Paso Fino's back is too short for anything big enough to fit me.... beginning to think I either need to retire him as a pasture pet or resign myself to riding bareback. I feel your pain.
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I ride my Paso in a wintec western. I think, he could use a built up pad with it. It is slightly wide on him, but the angle seems to match well and he seems comfortable.
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Try a anatomical girth. Total saddle fits girth was way too big for him. This is what i bought instead

http://www.ridingwarehouse.com/Tekna...gaAosNEALw_wcB

Or for western, something like this
https://www.statelinetack.com/item/mustang-contoured-fleece-cinch/E016151%2032/?srccode=GPSLT&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3InYBRCLARIsAG6bfMQ5M q_T_DvAQoGu61mbFGo48fqrIDaBJlQgIWwpWKZpofZqyCj02nI aAkMDEALw_wcB&kwid=productads-adid^160627723370-device^t-plaid^109327922748-sku^480794-adType^PLA
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