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post #11 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 10:35 PM
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Tayz - can I ask what saddle you're trying on?
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 10:44 PM
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Google horsesaddleshop and look for their templates. They are free, downloadable and printable. Their templates are the most common in use. Follow their directions for measuring and go from there. If you want to stop her from pigrooting, put a snaffle on her and tie 2, 6' lengths of cord, one to each ring then bring them together and tie a knot so it's well below her eyes. Run these two cords between her ears and back to the D rings on your saddle. Lower her head so her neck is a little below parallel to the ground and tie the cords. This allows plenty of head movement but stops the pigrooting. If she spooks, work her hard immediately doing tight circles and serpentines and make her hustle. She won't learn the first time but do it each time and she'll figure out her spooking results in hard work, usually by the 4th time at the most. When she tries to pigroot, give her lots of rein and let her punish herself.

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post #13 of 14 Old 08-08-2013, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
Google horsesaddleshop and look for their templates. They are free, downloadable and printable. Their templates are the most common in use. Follow their directions for measuring and go from there.
This is the website Saddlebag mentions, I have found tons of good info on it and the templates work quite well. You can also fill out a questionnaire with all the data required for proper fit and email it in, one of their saddle fitters will get back with you in a day or two. Prices for western saddles on this site aren't bad either.

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post #14 of 14 Old 08-08-2013, 11:45 AM
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I love my saddle it is treeless and fits all horses I ride from a high withered TB to a very wide Frieisan Arabian. The company Action Tack Rider has a trial period so if you are unhappy you're able to return it.
Barefoot Saddles - Treeless Horse Saddles - Barefoot Tack

I own the London Dressage and recently purchased the Cheyenne for my daughter.

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