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Kaycee
Reg. Jun 2005
Posted 2014-10-28 12:36 PM
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svincent - 2014-10-28 12:20 PM
Kaycee - 2014-10-28 12:05 PM
svincent - 2014-10-28 11:59 AM I have a "special snowflake" too. His saddle has the contour of their Rockets, but the width of the Maxxed Out. So, he's built like a Skittle basically. It gets here on Thursday!!!!!
Goodness that is a special snowflake.   We need pics of the new saddle.  I won't be getting mine till mid January.  I'm sooooo needing that sucker now.   
Seriously. You look at him from the wide and you see a skinny sad racey horse.... Then look at him from behind/front and he looks like a mastiff. He's Mr Eye Opener/Beduino/Streakin Six.

Oh yeah he's a special snowflake for sure 
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TBone
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2014-10-28 12:49 PM
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I currently have a Maxxed Out that I ride my one horse in.  Was getting dry spots when I used it on my other horse though.  Talked with Charon and she said that horse needed the XL Max.  Had one custom made, lots of $$$$, six months later... still got dry spots.  Sent it back to Caldwell.  Charon measured it and said that it measured the same as the Maxxed Out.  Her explanation...  They had just started with a new tree maker and it was one of the first XL Max saddle trees they had made so the tree maker didn't get it right.  I was able to get most of my money back.  After that fiasco I decided to use a treeless saddle on that horse.  I had tried the Rocket and the Pro Max before I finally settled on the Maxxed out for my one horse.  And I don't consider my horses overly wide, large, big shouldered, etc.
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ctdrumrunr
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2014-10-28 1:06 PM
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T BONE- if they made it wrong why did you only get "most" of your $$ back.  I would be pissed. 
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cheryl makofka
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Posted 2014-10-28 1:13 PM
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I have now heard a few horror storied on poor fitting saddle, and caldwell not standing behind their product, this is why I have not jumped on board with buying a caldwell.

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Three 4 Luck
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2014-10-28 1:19 PM
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svincent - 2014-10-28 11:59 AM I have a "special snowflake" too. His saddle has the contour of their Rockets, but the width of the Maxxed Out. So, he's built like a Skittle basically. It gets here on Thursday!!!!!

A skittle.  OMG  
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3canchaser01
Reg. Mar 2012
Posted 2014-10-28 1:19 PM
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Out of curiosity what are other saddles that would fit a horse that wide?
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cheryl makofka
Reg. Jan 2011
Posted 2014-10-28 1:39 PM
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3canchaser01 - 2014-10-28 1:19 PM

Out of curiosity what are other saddles that would fit a horse that wide?

My wide horse Martin crown c fitted her and I got a custom saddle made.

Todd Sloan has a fit 3 but that wouldn't even fit my stocky mare

There is one other brand that says they have a wide saddle, but I cannot think of the name, but she trained under caldwell for years, I have never tried one
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2014-10-28 2:57 PM
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3canchaser01 - 2014-10-28 1:19 PM Out of curiosity what are other saddles that would fit a horse that wide?

Double J makes a wide fitting saddle, I have one. 
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TheOldGrayMare
Reg. Nov 2009
Posted 2014-10-28 3:02 PM
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3canchaser01 - 2014-10-28 9:48 AM Oh geez now I feel special! Lol those darn dash for perks horses! I've heard lots of them are extra wide loads! Haha Now to try to save some $$. Just had a big vet bill I'm trying to pay off.

My Dash For Perks / Disco Jerry mare fit a Pro Max perfect.

 
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brlracinglibra
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2014-10-28 3:44 PM
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 My DFP mare fits In a Caldwell Ultra Rocket.
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3canchaser01
Reg. Mar 2012
Posted 2014-10-28 4:22 PM
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Interesting. When I talked to Brian at martin he said many were shaped like a football. Mine definitely is!
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Kaycee
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Posted 2014-10-28 8:15 PM
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Both my Perks Alive mares fit really nicely in my ProMax.  My Streakin Six(racey mare) fits a Rocket perfectly but I can also run/ride her in a TG which I am having to do right now.  I do have a friend with a HUGE gelding that had to be put in a Maxxed Out. 
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TBone
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2014-10-29 4:15 PM
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ctdrumrunr - 2014-10-28 1:06 PM T BONE- if they made it wrong why did you only get "most" of your $$ back.  I would be pissed. 
 

I was out the shipping both ways.  Caldwell did right by me and I have not had any issues with them.  They make EXCELLENT quality saddles that ride like no other.


Edited by TBone 2014-10-29 4:19 PM
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heidiinaz
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2014-10-29 5:02 PM
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Three 4 Luck - 2014-10-28 11:19 AM

svincent - 2014-10-28 11:59 AM I have a "special snowflake" too. His saddle has the contour of their Rockets, but the width of the Maxxed Out. So, he's built like a Skittle basically. It gets here on Thursday!!!!!

A skittle.  OMG  

That is the funniest thing I have heard all day. I just picture a skittle with a horse face.
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heidiinaz
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2014-10-29 5:06 PM
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And it make me want skittles haven't had them in forever
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brlraceaddict
Reg. Jul 2006
Posted 2014-11-07 2:34 PM
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Interesting timing, did a search for Caldwell XL Max and this came up.  Just talked to Charon as I had sent her pictures of my horse and mine too needs a Caldwell XL Max.  I understand what all she is saying but I simply cannot afford one of those saddles.  Sigh.  If I ever come across a used one though I may snatch it up! 
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ack34480
Reg. Apr 2013
Posted 2014-11-12 7:49 PM
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I have a maxxed out that i had made for my 4 year old. It is the XL which is an 8 1/2 in gullet. I love the saddle but it still has too much twist for my mare. She has shoulders like a race horse but has a flat back with a wide rib cage. She is 15.3 and built like a tank but has those 90 degree shoulders. I started working with charon over 2 years ago 4 different trees and 5 saddles later.. I really love how the caldwell saddles ride but I'm finally going to have to cry uncle and try a different saddle company for this mare.


Edited by ack34480 2014-11-12 7:55 PM
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