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  1. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  4. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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...
  5. English Riding
    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...
  6. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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...
  7. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  9. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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...
  10. Saddle Fitting Issues
    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...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  12. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    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...
  13. Saddle Fitting Issues
    Hello- I am looking for saddle & girth recommendations that will help me relieve pressure points & his overall soreness. He has a short back with a forward girth-line & he slopes up near the croup. The spot that appears low behind the withers may be atrophied from pain, but we're not 100%...
  14. Saddle Fitting Issues
    Hi! Since on my continent there is no knowledge about westernsaddle fitting, I subscribed here to ask my questions. I want to start a 3 year old PaintxQuarter Gelding. He is very compact build, not a lot of withers. Already a lot of muscles on his shoulder, you can't see nor feel his scapula...
  15. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I am seeking input and suggestions on saddle fit form my horse and I. I'm currently riding in a Crates reiner with an equifit QH tree that seems to fit pretty well. The greatest sweat marks after a ride are on the shoulders. I'm trying to determine if this is the best fit, or if perhaps I should...
  16. Barrel Racing
    Last summer I started having fun with my walker gelding and attended some local fun shows for contesting. He's a pretty good all around horse...kids use for four H & I trail ride him and we've done many parades. So I have a few saddles. Mostly at home I use more lightweight codura saddles. Well...
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    My sister leases an Arab X Riding pony who has put on a lot of weight since we got him. When we first got him we bought a stock saddle that fitted him perfectly, but now we think it's hurting him because he seems to be in pain when she rides. Could he have outgrown it or something? Or is there...
  18. Horse Tack and Equipment
    i'm looking for a saddle for my 3 yr old gelding to be started under saddle in. i'm well aware that his back size/shape will change many times in the coming months and years but i'd like to start him off in something that fits decently well and we'll go from there as he grows and changes...
  19. Horse Tack and Equipment
    So I just purchased a horse and I can't find a saddle that fits. The saddle he came with is not a great saddle (synthetic mix and really beat up) so I have been using different saddles from the barn. I purchased a saddle with a wider tree (its a roping saddle) hoping that would fit. So last...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey! So the more I read about saddle fit the more I think I need to investigate my saddle and figure out more about it! Other then its basic measurements I've been wondering about the angle of the bars. How do you measure the angle of your saddles bars once the saddle is already assembled? I...
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