Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Hi and welcome to the forum!
There is no question that your saddle does not fit your horse. I'm going through the same problem with a saddle that I love but doesn't fit my new gelding. What I've done is to use a build up pad for his withers. This gets the saddle in the right place off his withers and shoulders. It should be fine. The saddle looks like a Tex Tan (Herford) and they have a tendency to run large.
It may be just the pictures but your horse could use some mussel. His weight looks OK just needs some work in the back end. That may help a little but the saddle will still be too wide.
If your saddle has a 7" gullet and FQH bars, that may be the reason. He looks like he could use a semi-qh bar and a 6 1/2" gullet.
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