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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2018-08-13 10:20 AM (#7405057 - in reply to #7404716)
Subject: RE: saddle and pad fit question



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I would like to see a side view of the saddle sitting on your horses back without a pad, but the picture with the saddle and pad the saddle looks to perched for my likings.  Edit to add: Maybe its the rise of the seat that makes it look perched to me, but maybe try a saddle that has a little rock to it.

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2sassy
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Posted 2018-08-13 10:36 AM (#7405060 - in reply to #7404716)
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txbredbr
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Posted 2018-08-13 12:11 PM (#7405081 - in reply to #7404716)
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How thick is that felt pad in the picture? I would not go thicker than 1/2 inch thick - you could even try 1/4" felt and see how she moves and how the sweat patterns are.

I had a CSI when they first came out, so I'm not sure if they have changed, but they made the back sweat a lot, and evenly so I found it really hard to tell about saddle fit by dry spots when using a CSI.

the tight spots for you tells me to try a thinner pad and see what that does...especially when the saddle seems to be tilting upwards in front - if it were tilting down in front when you didnt' even have a saddle, I'd consider a thicker pad, but not after seeing these pics. When the saddle was fitted - was it fitted with a bare back? I'm assuming bare back so I don't see how a 7/8" 5 Star is going to help.

 
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Southtxponygirl
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Posted 2018-08-13 12:24 PM (#7405083 - in reply to #7405060)
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2sassy - 2018-08-13 10:36 AM Photo

I dont like how the saddle sits, it looks like it needs to slide back a little, but I really think you need a saddle wih more rock. Was this person that fitted this saddle a experience saddle fitter or was this the first one that they did?  
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2sassy
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Posted 2018-08-13 12:36 PM (#7405087 - in reply to #7404716)
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Fitting was done at a tack store by the owner who is also a barrel racer. Was told by a few different people that this is the place to go to have horse fitted correctly. Saddle was tried on his back and also with a 3/4" pad. Thinnest pad I have tried was the saddleright then the 1/2" best ever. He was not rode at the fitting, I sat on him and she walked a few steps so I could see how it felt? I know I'll never get back what I paid for this saddle but is there a brand I should be looking at if this is something that does not look like it fits him? I've already bought and sold a deb sibley and a martin.

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Southtxponygirl
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Posted 2018-08-13 12:59 PM (#7405092 - in reply to #7405087)
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2sassy - 2018-08-13 12:36 PM Fitting was done at a tack store by the owner who is also a barrel racer. Was told by a few different people that this is the place to go to have horse fitted correctly. Saddle was tried on his back and also with a 3/4" pad. Thinnest pad I have tried was the saddleright then the 1/2" best ever. He was not rode at the fitting, I sat on him and she walked a few steps so I could see how it felt? I know I'll never get back what I paid for this saddle but is there a brand I should be looking at if this is something that does not look like it fits him? I've already bought and sold a deb sibley and a martin.

I think it looks pretty good threw the shoulders, looks like a good fit there, but its the way the saddle is sitting on top of him that I dont like, I like seeing a saddle that sits down on the horse not on top. The saddle that I have that fits my gelding with that dip is the Double J #10 and its got the rock to sit down on the horse. Maybe someone else will chime in and give their thoughts too.  
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2sassy
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Posted 2018-08-13 1:07 PM (#7405097 - in reply to #7405081)
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txbredbr - 2018-08-13 11:11 AM How thick is that felt pad in the picture? I would not go thicker than 1/2 inch thick - you could even try 1/4" felt and see how she moves and how the sweat patterns are.



I had a CSI when they first came out, so I'm not sure if they have changed, but they made the back sweat a lot, and evenly so I found it really hard to tell about saddle fit by dry spots when using a CSI.



the tight spots for you tells me to try a thinner pad and see what that does...especially when the saddle seems to be tilting upwards in front - if it were tilting down in front when you didnt' even have a saddle, I'd consider a thicker pad, but not after seeing these pics. When the saddle was fitted - was it fitted with a bare back? I'm assuming bare back so I don't see how a 7/8" 5 Star is going to help.


 

Felt pad is 3/4.  It is tight without a pad too. I mentioned that when she tried it on him and she said because it is a flex tree that it is ok. Ive never had a horse with saddle fit issues before and just got back into horses after getting divorced and selling everything. All I want is to ride!!
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