I know I may be bashed for not being very informed on fitting a hard-to fit horse, it's my fault for not looking into it more. I'm 15 and currently ride in a few 16 inch western pleasure/trail saddles. One is a Huber custom that fits two wide but medium withered horses I ride(a QH and an Appy). The other two are both Circle Y, but I haven't actually measured any of them because they don't belong to me; they fit well on more narrow shoulders than the Huber does. We recently brought in a new Arabian mare and now I'm starting to realize I should've thought more about the saddling situation. She's got a pretty normal wither but a straight and very short back, narrow as well. The Huber gives good wither clearance but for it to not sit back too far on her flanks It has to sit too far on her shoulders or vice versa. I don't have a photo of it on her back but I can mark where it lays on her topline. I tried a round skirt saddle to see if it would help but it really didn't take off enough length to improve the issue. With all the other horses I don't know if we're in the market for a perfect custom made saddle but I'm still going to look around and find a fitter in our area. The blue line shows where the front of the tree sits and the red line shows where the skirt ends. It was similar for most saddles I tried on her. Is this most likely going to have to be a custom fit situation? Is it harmful to place the saddle that far up? I guess It depends on the actual length of the tree instead of just the skirt. Again, saddle fitting has always been very straightforward for me with the horses I've ridden and I know I should've looked into it more. I want to make sure she's comfortable under any circumstance.
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