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Re: [RC] saddle fit - Laney

You have discovered one of the most frustrating parts of finding a saddle that fits! Have you thought of doing an Equimeasure mold of your horse's back? Lots of custom saddlemakers ask clients to make them now. I think that one could be used to try saddles in a saddle shop but you'd have to be pretty careful because the molds aren't too strong. A saddle fit client of mine talked a tack store located about 50 miles away to let her take 3 saddles home (she did have to put them on her credit card). One of them fit just fine. It was a Crates, but another Crates, billed as "wide" was narrower, just like you discovered.
Good luck finding a good fitting saddle!

Deblyons54@xxxxxxx wrote:

I have a wide withered, hard to fit Morgan mare. I've had several different saddles for her and tried lots more. I've found the tree sizes are not standard and I can't go by size. I bought a Tucker saddle for "wide" withers, it wasn't as wide as my Crates with semi Quarter bars, then bought a Crates with a flex tree and full quarter bars, it also isn't as wide as the old Crates with semi Quarter bars. My Abetta saddle with an Arab tree fits her perfect but it is exactly like my friends barrel racing saddle with full quarter bars (which fits nothing like my Crates with full quarter bars, or the "wide" Tucker). I don't think there is a lot of standardization in saddle fit.


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[RC] saddle fit, Deblyons54