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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  4. Horse Tack Reviews
    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...
  5. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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...
  6. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  8. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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?
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  11. New to Horses
    Hey everyone! I'm a new member of The Horse Forum, but I definitely have visited this site a lot for assistance with various things that I've needed. One of the main reasons I've finally joined is because I am having the darnedest time getting the right saddle and pad for my gelding whom is...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  14. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I just got a new mare 2 weeks ago and my old saddle is too wide for her. I was wondering what I should do to make it fit her. Should I get a new saddle pad and if so what kind of saddle pad. Or should I get a saddle shim or get a saddle blanket and put if over the saddle pad I have now?
  15. English Riding
    Hello, I have an Ovation saddle and I'm having a tough time finding places that sell the XCH (X-change) gullet plates, especially that aren't terribly over priced (since I live in Canada)... I am in need of a narrow/pink one and it also seems they are harder to come across than the medium sizes...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi everyone! Just a question about the fit of my barrel saddle: With most western saddles, I Believe it's that you are only supposed to fit 2-3 fingers between the withers and top of the gullet. But with my barrel saddle, and every other barrel saddle I try one my horse, I can fit a whole hand...
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi everyone! I am looking for a new barrel saddle and I'm wondering what the proper fit is. I know you should be able to fit 2-3 fingers between the withers and top of the gullet, and with my old saddle, I could fit my whole hand. I just sold that saddle since I need FQHB, and a wider tree, but...
  18. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello! I was given a saddle when I started leasing my horse, however it doesn't fit her correctly. The bars are too wide causing a great deal of pressure on top of her shoulder and almost no contact near the bottom of the bars. It also tips forward pretty easily. Problem is I don't have the...
  19. Saddle Fitting Issues
    Hey Ya'll! I'm hoping I can get some insight into a saddle fitting issue I'm having. Last month I got my little QH mare that I plan on doing some reining and reined cowhorse. When I first got her, I bought a ranch cutter from a local tack shop near Houston that makes their own saddles. It was...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    This saddle seems to be semi-quarter horse bars. It does not have a brand on it. Hoping to get some advise on whether it fits my horse or not and also the saddle pad to me seems to big, would like some comments on that as well if I should get a smaller size and thinner pad. Thanks so much in...
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