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Saddle Fit For Wide and Flat Back

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Haley1996
Reg. Jul 2020
Posted 2022-06-14 1:14 PM
Subject: Saddle Fit For Wide and Flat Back


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Looking for suggestions on a saddle that will fit a short, wider and flatter back with long and wide shoulders. I don't have many saddles to try, a LM Nueva has too much rock in the bars, LM Special is too narrow especially in his shoulders, and a Black Rhino has too much rock in the bars also. He's a smaller horse 14.3-15.0 hands, with a pretty short back. He is on the wider side and flatter. His shoulder is long and on the wider side. I don't have pictures but can get some if that would be helpful. I'm trying to figure out what trees I should look into and try, I'm not very familiar with these flat backs. Thanks! 



Edited by Haley1996 2022-06-15 1:57 PM
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cindyt
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2022-06-14 2:28 PM
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mouse
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2022-06-14 3:35 PM
Subject: RE: Saddle Fit For Wide and Flat Back


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Lisa Lockhart

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getacheck
Reg. Jan 2004
Posted 2022-06-14 11:24 PM
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Larry Coats made me a saddle for a wide flat back horse.  If you were in north Texas, I'd let you come try it on your pony.

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CanCan
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Posted 2022-06-15 12:14 PM
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CanCan
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Posted 2022-06-15 12:25 PM
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Haley- where are you located?

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Haley1996
Reg. Jul 2020
Posted 2022-06-15 1:55 PM
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I am in NW Washington

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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2022-06-15 9:36 PM
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Circle Y Flex2 in the wide

Or Martin Lisa Lockhart

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CanCan
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Posted 2022-06-15 10:44 PM
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Haley1996 - 2022-06-15 1:55 PM


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Carbon Copy
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2022-06-16 8:03 AM
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NorwegienPower
Reg. Feb 2018
Posted 2022-06-16 10:23 AM
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Haley, I am also in NW washington(Snohomish county) if that helps. I have a Deb Sibley that has fit my mare really well. I also have a 7 lightweight saddle that fit her flat back well. I just ordered a custom Double J and I am getting a #9 tree with extra flared shoulders. The #9 tree really fit my mare well. It is a 6.5 inch gullet with 45 degree bars and my mare is short backed, flat and has huge shoulders lol. 

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epoh
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2022-06-16 10:28 PM
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You need an LM WIDE special. The regular special will be too narrow

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dhanover
Reg. Nov 2004
Posted 2022-06-17 3:06 PM
Subject: RE: Saddle Fit For Wide and Flat Back


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I have a saddle for sale that would fit her....I had it made for my mare that os stout and wide across her back.  If you are interested... let me know.

This saddle fit her like a glove & it is comfortable.  

 



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chaseingcans
Reg. Aug 2006
Posted 2022-06-20 11:31 AM
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I use a Caldwell Pro Max . I love that saddle. 

 

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Haley1996
Reg. Jul 2020
Posted 2022-06-21 5:25 PM
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dhanover - Can I get more info on your saddle?

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txbredbr
Reg. Mar 2004
Posted 2022-06-22 9:35 AM
Subject: RE: Saddle Fit For Wide and Flat Back



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I made a post recently about Vernon Purdy/Performance Best Saddles in Greenville TX , if you want to search - or it might be on the 2nd page now.

 

I've had a problem for several years trying to fit my mare like that.  Tried several wide saddles, some seemed like they would be the answer, but I would eventually feel that she just couldn't move/turn right in them - Almost got a RP XW and tried it out/rode in it - was not wide enough - I tried to get a custom fit from Robbie, but got ghosted.

 

Vernon's regular tree didn't work quite right, so he made a wider tree for me and I'm in love with this saddle!  He has several features that are different - and one of them is that the tree is made to put more weight in the "sweet spot" of the back - my words, not his, but the tree avoids putting concentrated pressure on the front and back of the bars, which definitely helps with short backs, as well. He does add more surface area to the bars so the distribution of weight is still present, just in different areas.  She moves more free, finishes her right turn so much better and her back muscles are more supple.

 



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Haley1996
Reg. Jul 2020
Posted 2022-06-22 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: Saddle Fit For Wide and Flat Back


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Thank you I will look into those! I just tried a friend's RP XW, it was also not wide enough and had a little too much rock in the bars.

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