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post #1 of 2 Old 03-11-2018, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Pony saddle fit

I got a used no-name Western pony saddle for my daughter to start out in. Her horse is about 13 HH, so a horse sized saddle tends to dwarf her, but this pony saddle looks like a postage stamp. The front of the saddle isn't tight, but it is snug. The back of the saddle looks like it's not in contact with her back much at all. There is adequate clearance around her withers and shoulder blades as far a step I can tell.

My daughter weighs about 75 lbs and will only be riding at the walk for short (1 hour or less probably). What can I do to help this saddle not cause soreness? We don't really have any other options right now as far as buying a new saddle. I have a thin-ish memory foam pad, a thin rug, and a square English pad. Will any/all of these three help the situation, or only make it worse?

This is the only photo I have of the saddle on her back right now. I can take more in the next couple days.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-18-2018, 08:01 AM
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I think it is that there is not so much skirt and that makes it look smaller than it is. The seat size in relation to the horse size looks fine. Can't tell fit from that picture. A pad under it depending on color would change the size impression.
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