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post #1 of 12 Old 07-09-2018, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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So many saddles later....

....and one fit him, but not me.
What does that mean? The search continues!
Ugh!

Latest one. I think I may just buy him a cart n harness....
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-11-2018, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Question

Might be bridging?
Trying to get a better sweat pattern.
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-11-2018, 09:21 AM
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I feel you. I have a whole collection of useless saddles from trying to find the right one used. I finally ended up with one Albion dressage saddle that is ancient that Laela loves and is slightly too big for me, I can live with that. The other I had custom made to fit us both to a "T" and we both love it.

That last one of yours looks to fit him ok but maybe a little narrow.

I hate saddle shopping.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-11-2018, 09:36 AM
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If your budget allows, I recommend ReactorPanel. They have a fitter in your area.

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-11-2018, 09:49 AM
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Had the same problem, the joy of having a short-backed horse. Finally gave up and changed to treeless and problem is solved! I can use the same saddle on all three of my horses by changing pads. Can ride friends horses too with my own saddle which is a real bonus! have occasionally had to change the gullets, but not often.
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-11-2018, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Kind of too hot for me to keep riding long enough to get good sweat.
Thoughts?

I'll probably need to get it new billets... That's expensive, no?
At least the seat works well for me.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-11-2018, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wasn't able to work up much of a sweat with the Wintec, will try again.
They seem very similar with their patterns, at least the leather saddle's first sweat try is the same as the Wintec's.

Have to return or buy the leather one tomorrow and I just can't tell!
The billets need to be changed, which is probably a few hundred? Would it be best to use that money on a newer/better fitting saddle?

Also considering the Pandora or one of the similar brands.

Where the Wintec lightly touches is the most sweat. Seems like where there is full contact is where it hasn't started to sweat much, lack of friction, I'm guessing. We did a lot of turns, probably why the back really rubs the dirt in, yet there isn't any sweat there.
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-12-2018, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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I returned the Drespri.
If it's a little narrow now w/o topline, then it will for sure be too narrow once he gains one, no?

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-12-2018, 06:12 PM
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Until he is fitter, I wouldn't even try to buy a 'good' saddle for him. I'd buy the cheapest, best fitting one I could get and make up the difference with a pad and shims if needed. He's going to change so much over the next year that you probably won't be wanting the saddle you buy today at that point. So a treeless, if you can find one second hand, might be your best answer for the short term. If you're going to be doing dressage, I don't think you'll want one for the long haul but buying a Patrick or some other brand that's fairly pricey but fits, would be a save up for it project.

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-12-2018, 06:35 PM
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I have several treeless saddles still available if you are interested
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