View Full Version : Saddle for "roofy backed" horse?

Sep. 27, 2010, 08:16 PM
Just found that term, and it still makes me giggle, but describes my horse's back perfectly.

He's a TB, normal to high wither (but not like a sharkfin), but has a spine that makes the channels too close to his back. He's not skinny at all, and while his topline could use more muscling, it's a slow go and a lot of it is conformation.

He'll fit into any dressage saddle I have (all Med Narrow and Mediums) because of the higher pommel, but close contact saddles have been a pain.

Bonus points if it's a long or forward flap- I'm 5'11 all leg.

Sep. 27, 2010, 08:41 PM
These backs are not easy to make the panels make good contact.

I have a Richard Castlelow and it fits my tin roof fabulous!!

I use this term andit depicts it so well!! Run from Butet and styles like these!!