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[RC] Newbie w/saddle question - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Sara ninemaplefarm@xxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hi, all. I am preparing my 4 year old for future CTR and END riding. I have 
been trail riding her on short rides mostly at the walk. Well, I bumped her up 
to 10 mile pleasure rides (again mostly at the walk with occassional 
trot/canter so it takes us 3+ hours to finish).

I am having saddle problems on the longer rides. I do use a breastplate. I have 
tried an Arabian saddle company saddle and the wintec isabell Werth dressage 
saddle w/care panels.

I am looking at treeless saddles and have asked several CTR/End  friends. 
However, they all have different opinions! My filly is not the typcial wide 
barrel, big boned Arabian you might expect.

This is the situation: I have an extremely refined Arabian filly, 15hh, 7 1/2" 
cannons, size 38 girth. She is narrow and has good withers (moderately high but 
not TB high). When I use the wintec back meausre thing it has her as a medium 
wide. Most saddles when placed on her sit up off her back behind. Really am 
leaning toward the treeless route.

What treeless saddles are good for narrow, skinny, good withered horses? Oh, I 
am a lightweight, balanced rider.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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