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post #11 of 18 Old 04-19-2019, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Few more.
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post #12 of 18 Old 04-19-2019, 11:37 AM
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The saddle is much too wide for her. That is why it is sitting downhill and that is why it looks to be "pressing/pinching" on the shoulders (all the downhill weight of the saddle on the front).


The horse also has a very, very short back. I would try to find something with a short rounded skirt. Even on this one, the corner of the saddle will probably poke into her hip whenever you try to put her body into a nice arch for a circle. And it's just too long for her.


For her muscle bump on her right front shoulder (I could see that), you are probably going to also want to find something that has good flare in the bars. But not something with a lot of rock, because she doesn't need that.


Ultimately, it's trial-and-error of putting saddles on her back. There no "standard" way to measure or even list flare, rock, bar angle, etc. Manufactures don't measure from the same thing when they list measurements, so it's maddening b/c it is impossible to compare.

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post #13 of 18 Old 04-19-2019, 11:44 AM
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I'm sorry...
I still see a deficit on her right side...
It is her entire side.
Her shoulder and her butt and everything in-between.
I don't know what it is...but something is there.
It bothers me...and having difficulty explaining it.
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When I look at this picture from poll of head to top of tail she is "straight" and the saddle is not.
There is a off-set, a twist....something.
It is not balanced, it just is not.
Its small but on finely balanced animals like a horse it can and will make a difference.

Now forget the saddle and look at the horse from butt back.
The horse is not balanced...there is a deficit on the horses right side.
Where symmetry is so important she does not match in shape, in mass and in musculature.
Something is off, again from a picture I can't tell you why or what I'm seeing but it is there.
Sorry.

It is what I see.......
I don't think it is a left side dominance thing either...
I don't know but know I am seeing something..
The hard part is what I'm seeing is also compound effecting the good saddle fit you search for...

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Is she trained to drive...like a harness to wagon pulling trained?
Her shoulder bumps almost remind me of a collar bump...
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Much shorter in front.
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post #16 of 18 Old 04-19-2019, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Is she trained to drive...like a harness to wagon pulling trained?
Her shoulder bumps almost remind me of a collar bump...
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No. At least, no one mentioned that.
Started teaching her to ground drive, since my others know how or are currently learning to pull a cart and she had no clue what I wanted. Heck, she didn't get lunging on a line, but can lunge loose in a round pen.
Got her from a local auction, '08 she was ridden western for about a year and then sold. Unknown how many times she was resold, but ended up in a local auction house a couple months ago. Led through, seller says they rode her 2yrs ago, but something caused the seller to stop. They said she was 10, but she's a branded mustang, she's 14. She has nose marks, too and was very defensive about her mouth and head being touched and tossed her head if you're any bit rough with long reins.


I immediately thought of this page, linked below, when I first noticed the lumps.
Rod Nikkel Saddle Trees :: Wither conformation - seeing the damage
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post #18 of 18 Old 04-22-2019, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Nope, that was terrible. Returned it.

Tried my gelding's saddle on her to see how much rock she needs. My hand fits in there. But, its bar angle and rear bars matched.
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