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  1. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello, I have a 12 yr old portuguese sport horse mare. She is super healthy and never had any issues. However, when it comes to half pads, it's been a wild journey. I bought a second hand saddle. It is a very good saddle even though it is a bit big for me. I have always looked for the best half...
  2. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I am looking to buy a western saddle for my gelding. I usually ride english and don’t know how to really fit a western saddle or how it’s supposed to look. This is a 16” corriente wade. My gelding is 16.2hh QH/WB about 1300lbs (maybe, hasn’t ever been weighed). How does it look? I’m concerned...
  3. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    So I am about 5-6 months into riding English, rode western all my life, and while I had amazing help in the beginning fitting my weird shape-shifting narrow gelding, the opposite situation rises... fitting my wide mare.. She has so much potential being a hunter/jumper (I've jumped her bareback...
  4. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, and I have some saddle questions. I just got my first horse after years of riding and horse experience, he is a pony mix (Best guess on breed Welsh Pony/Rocky Mountain) and he has very low withers and narrow shoulders. I have a cheap all-purpose English...
  5. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hi everyone. I have this saddle on a test ride from Smartpak right now and I'm wondering if anyone could give me a little advice. This is Bud and I've only had him a short time. He's about 14.3hh. His back is very short and my western saddle is too long. When the vet and I measured to see how...
  6. Show Jumping
    Hi there! So, long story and kinda at a dead end. I have a 11 year old thoroughbred, never raced, who sat in the field for basically his whole life until two years ago. I bought him, and started him. He's a chestnut pinto with a lot of attitude, but we've gotten past most of the attitude...
  7. Barrel Racing
    I currently have a 2009 thoroughbred I broke myself and am now starting on barrels. He is doing excellent, except for one thing.... his back keeps getting sore. I'm getting a new saddle for Christmas and am needing opinions on what I can get to stop this from happening. I've heard of the Semi QH...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have a 13 year old Saddlebred mare. As you can see in the picture below, she has high withers. I have tried a simple shim on her, but this causes my seat to slope downwards and leaves hallow space between the pad and the saddle. I am looking to invest in a good pad that will help alleviate the...
  9. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I didn't see this forum beforehand, so I also have a post in the 'horse tack' forum. I'm in need of a saddle for my 15 year old, 14.3hh arabian mare. She has proven to be very hard to fit as I have tried numerous saddles. She has prominent sloping shoulders, a round barrel, and is slightly...
  10. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I am in search of a saddle that will fit my horse. It has been a long drawn out process. I have tried many saddles, but cannot find a comfortable fit for my 15 year old arabian mare. She stands 14.3, with large sloping shoulders (slight swayback). She has a very short back, so I have found that...
  11. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I know white spots on the horses withers/back come up due to pressure being placed on that spot because of an ill-fitting saddle. I have a nice 80's western saddle, (brand is saddlesmith or saddlemaker, something like that) very well made with a wooden tree, that I had one person say fits...
  12. Horse Health
    Here is the problem. My horse has become untrainable due to the fact that she throws her weight (almost a limp if you will) onto her shoulder when engaged in the trot. Recently she has developed a problem with her canter. She will barely ever even pick it up and when she does she will canter...
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