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  1. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hi guys, So, I have a Gen-X Elite Pessoa Saddle that was fully adjusted by the fitter. However, from the last couple of months, when I approach him with the saddle his pin his ears backwards. When doing the girth up (I am very careful and very gentle so I do not hurt or pinch him), the behaviour...
  2. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    So I have a 9 year old OTTB gelding named Pepper he is 16 hands and being used for jumping. We have had multiple saddle fitters out but none have found a saddle that works for him. He has high, long withers and croup back.He’s also got less room between his withers and bum for a saddle. Finally...
  3. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    I’m looking at buying a circle m barrel saddle but wondering if it’s worth my time to go look at it. The photos seem to show good quality but I’m not familiar with the brand. My mare has quite a wide back and wither and We’ve had lots of trouble fitting saddles to her. So I’m wondering what...
  4. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hey everyone, When someone looks at my horse, they say he does not have high wither. But he does. Where I live, we do not have "real" saddle fitters, only the ones who take the measures to make a saddle by measure. I cannot afford one of those, I have to buy second hand, but we are not allowed...
  5. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    My Baroque Pinto (3/4 Friesian 1/4 Dutch) filly will be 3 in May. Currently only around 15.2 but still has some growing to do. She will be started under saddle soon. She has mutton withers and my saddle is clearly too narrow for her - see pics. Anybody out there experienced with mutton withered...
  6. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hello all. I have a mutton withered horse that I am getting fit for a dressage saddle. I am looking at a 30 cm tree Stubben tree. I’d like opinions on Stubbens for a mutton withered horse AND some other brands that would fit my mutton withered horse. I’m on the east coast in the USA so I need...
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello! I'm really looking into buying a new Corriente saddle, does anyone have reviews? I'm really concerned about sizing for horses, what is your experience like when it comes to fitting on different horses/sizes? Thank y'all!
  8. Saddle Discussions & 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...
  9. Saddle Discussions & 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...
  10. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Does anyone have recommendations or experiences to share about the kind of dressage saddles that fit their Iberian and/or short backed horses? I have been looking for a saddle for months for my 8 year old Andalusian gelding. He has a short back, round body, and a very large shoulder. I am...
  11. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi! I have a tiny reining bred AQHA mare that I am looking for a saddle for. She is pretty short backed and I find its hard to find anything with a shorter skirt- I am open to cutting, reining, cow horse or even roping saddles for her! There is not a lot of info on these saddles and how they...
  12. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    Yes, I know. It sounds like way too much. I've gone back and forth to the saddle shop 5 times already WITH cardboard tracings and photos. The saddles are close, but don't work in minute ways+angles on my horse. I'm stressed that I'll make a bad purchase or be stuck traveling eternally :lol: And...
  13. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    About three weeks ago I bought my first horse, a 2011 BLM Mustang mare. She is my pride and joy. :gallop: Sadly when I bought her they told me she was broke under saddle, that was not totally true. She was drugged throughout the demo ride and now has to go to the trainer for a month to...
  14. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    My horse has been quite grumpy when I have been saddling him up and when I have been riding.I think this is due to ill saddle fitting. I am wondering if somebody could tell me how to measure for an English saddle of course any other suggestions on why he might be cranky would be highly...
  15. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    Sorry to repost;didn't realize there was a sub forum for this! Yesterday, my daughter and I went to our local dover saddlery to try a larger saddle since she's outgrown her 14" all purpose charisma saddle. She's been using it for a few years now but she's grown a lot during that time. We are now...
  16. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Yesterday, my daughter and I went to our local dover saddlery to try a larger saddle since she's outgrown her 14" all purpose charisma saddle. She's been using it for a few years now but she's grown a lot during that time. We are now going to try out a 16.5" circuit saddle on friday, (Circuit...
  17. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    So I have a wintec pro dressage saddle which I absolutely love but I'm starting to look for an all leather saddle that would look a bit better in the show ring. My struggle is finding a saddle thats both comfortable for my horse and myself. I recently sat in a barnsby dressage saddle that was...
  18. Saddle Discussions & 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...
  19. 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...
  20. General Riding queries
    Hi everyone! :) we just got a new saddle for one of our horses and just wanted to know where we should find dry spots on his back? his spine from his withers back were dry and it looked like the area behind his withers were somewhat dry. everywhere else had a light coat of sweat. is this normal...
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