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  1. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    i’m switching to western after eventing for years and having trouble figuring out western saddle fit, I plan on getting into gaming but struggling to find a saddle to fit my high withered mare! any suggestions would be appreciated!! her dressage and jump saddles are MW if that helps!!
  2. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hello! My Percheron x QH is currently in a 34cm ("wide") Duett hoop tree saddle. It's too wide and lays too heavily across her spine, largely because it's her spine that's wide but she's not particularly barrel shaped. I was told by a saddle fitter to look for a "warmblood" type tree, but only...
  3. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hi y’all! I have the Dover Circuit Premier Victory RTF saddle, I absolutely love it because it is adjustable to my horse. But the only issue is, I use a very thick sheepskin half pad under it (since it has foam panels) and I think it is causing my horse pressure. I fitted the saddle to my horse...
  4. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I’m a 5’11 124lbs female. I’m underweight for my height. I asked my other friends who own horses and my grandpa who is a farmer but got conflicting answers. my friends said a 14 should fit me and my 5year old but my grandpa said it won’t. I will be riding western if that matters I really hope...
  5. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hey, y'all! I'm looking at getting an aussie saddle, but I've got an Annex QH that needs semi QH bars (6" gullet). Is this a thing for aussie saddles? All I've seen are 8" gullets and full QH bars. Also, I need a 16" seat in western, so an 18" in aussie?? Any others things I should look out for...
  6. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    hey, i was looking for peoples opinions on brands and models of dressage saddles for a high withered horse. i have had a lot of difficulties fitting a saddle to my boy as his weight and muscles have fluctuated a lot (ulcers, then colic ect.). but he is now back on track and gaining weight . the...
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi all, I would like a second opinion on this saddle fitting. I did get a saddle fitter out, and it did apparently fit however there seems to be a little bit of pressure in the bars by the wither in my personal opinion. I was wondering if someone who rides western more understands whether the...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hey all! Recently I've noticed some ruffling hair towards the back of my saddle after rides. My horse doesn't seem sore at all and I've run my fingers down her spine with no issue or balking. She also doesn't get grumpy at all under saddle or seem like she hurts. There are no bald spots or rubs...
  9. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have a western saddle that we used when I was a kid. It 'worked' on all 3 horses we had, from an old 15 hh buckskin quarter horse to a 7 year old appaloosa. Well, it doesn't work for my currently girl (Or rather my daughter's horse). I posted months ago that ever since my big husband rode...
  10. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So I have been tirelessly looking for a western saddle for my thoroughbred. Probably obvious, but I'm having a hell of a time. I'm pretty sure that I take a 16" seat but I can't for the life of me find something that isn't full quarter horse. And in my budget. It looks like I MAY have found one...
  11. Share your own opinions on Horse Tack & Equipment
    I'm considering a DC Western Ranch Cutter, but don't know anything about the brand. Ive always wanted a Martin or a Roohide, but this one is very affordable and im considering taking a chance on it. Does anyone have experience with this brand??? My horse is a short backed, big shouldered but...
  12. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I ride a pony for my barn owner and I can't find a saddle in the barn that fits him. He is 12 hh, no withers at all, and he is round. I know you aren't really supposed to use a half pad for saddle fit issues but I use one anyways because we jump. When I look for a half pad, should i get one with...
  13. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I honestly feel like ripping my hair out. I have started using my gelding for endurance/ctr. I have been riding him in my circle Y western saddle as he & I were both pretty comfy in it...with plans on getting a different saddle in the future. Now with all the miles we have been putting in I...
  14. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have a question about saddle fit, as I have gotten some conflicting information from an equine massage therapist who did a saddle fit consult with my 2 western saddles. To start, I have a 17 year old western pleasure bred quarter horse, he is slighter built with average withers, who is...
  15. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hi there! I'm in the market for a nice comfy saddle to trail ride my new mare in. I picked up this Wintec Isabell for relatively cheap, one of the older models with flocking instead of the CAIR system. At a glance, how does the fit look on her from your experience?
  16. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello, i'm new here ^^ Two years ago along with my first horse i bought an used saddle. I was completely inexperienced so i relied on my riding trainer's help and trusted him that the saddle was fitting. Now, my young horse muscles developed, he grew and i dont know if the saddle is 100% good...
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I am looking for saddle recommendations. I take lessons mostly in Dressage but like to trail ride and pop over the occasional jump or log. I really would like an AP saddle despite all the ire directed at them. I like the Wintec Isabell but am considering a HDR Pro Senior Event Saddle, a Bates...
  18. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I know that I'm going to get grief for this, but had great advice on another post, so here goes; Starting lessons again, at a smaller barn, and using the tack there is fine, halters, lead ropes, bridles, etc. all good. However, I've been in three saddles that are really too small for me, and...
  19. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello, I'm new to this forum but not to horses. I've been riding since I was 3 and I'm getting back into the horse game after a 5 year hiatus. I bought an Appaloosa gelding as a yearling and now that he's coming 3 I suppose I should think about riding and all that other fun stuff. I'm really...
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