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  1. you call me rude and you call it a 'damned...

    you call me rude and you call it a 'damned thread'? Yes you're right - if I had another 1/2 hour of time i could have/should have read all the way through, but too many times people neglect to...
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    If the saddle doesn't fit you as the rider, it...

    If the saddle doesn't fit you as the rider, it doesn't matter how well it fits your horse because your discomfort will translate down and impede his performance
  3. there is no such thing as the 'perfect fit' -...

    there is no such thing as the 'perfect fit' - other than for a given day at a given moment.The next day the farrier can come, or something else can happen - and the saddle fit is affected and out of...
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    An expensive saddle should be considered as an...

    An expensive saddle should be considered as an investment - IF it is completely adjustable (in tree width AND angle as well as flocking) it should be able to be altered over the course of your...
  5. This is not quite the truth - they used to put...

    This is not quite the truth - they used to put their plates on saddles they did any work on repair wise, but that was back in the early 1990s and is no longer the case.
  6. Actually Schleese saddles have pretty narrow...

    Actually Schleese saddles have pretty narrow twists on the whole, unless the customer requests a wide twist. They also have a couple new jumping saddles out - the Jete and the Merci. Margie Gayford...
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    Yes Patrick Saddlery makes beautiful saddles. He...

    Yes Patrick Saddlery makes beautiful saddles. He used to work with Schleese to make their JES line. He's won many competitions in England.
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    In a properly designed saddle, you can have a...

    In a properly designed saddle, you can have a narrow twist even on a saddle made for a wide backed horse - the two are absolutely mutually exclusive if the manufacturer knows what they're doing. The...
  9. i gave up reading this post about half way...

    i gave up reading this post about half way through because it was very frustrating that you seem to be able to spend money on everything but a properly fitted saddle.

    My comments are a) it seems...
  10. Plus your saddle should be able to be fitted...

    Plus your saddle should be able to be fitted properly to accommodate both shoulders - asymmetrically in other words if one shoulder is larger than the other, otherwise, although the saddle may seem...
  11. Thread: BUTET SADDLE REVIEW

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    customizable to me means that it may be made to...

    customizable to me means that it may be made to fit my horse (not necessarily even me) when I get it and may work for a while as is - but how adjustable is it truly down the road?
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    The twist is that part of the saddle that you...

    The twist is that part of the saddle that you feel between your upper inner thighs. It is probably one of the most misunderstood descriptors in saddle construction - the waist is actually only an...
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    There is an informative article on Saddle Design...

    There is an informative article on Saddle Design for the Shorter Rider appearing in the October issue of the Canadian Horse Journal. May be available online under Horsejournals.com.
    There are a...
  14. Thread: Equation Saddlery

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    equineinspired.info is all about George...

    equineinspired.info is all about George Gullikson. interesting how much this supposition was originally negated...
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    The saddle needs to have inherent firmness in its...

    The saddle needs to have inherent firmness in its construction to stay off of the withers – not only at the top but also at the sides. It also needs to be able to distribute the rider’s weight evenly...
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    I have to laugh when people say "my saddle fits...

    I have to laugh when people say "my saddle fits my horse and me perfectly; got it 10 years ago, never had it fit - never had any problems." I guess these are the same people who never get the oil...
  17. Actually Velvet, Emilia posted " but our saddle...

    Actually Velvet, Emilia posted " but our saddle fitter says, for some horses' conformation, it is nearly impossible to go with a narrow twist.

    He says, narrow twist could only accommodate...
  18. The twist has nothing to do with the fit of the...

    The twist has nothing to do with the fit of the saddle for the horse. The twist is that part of the saddle between the rider's upper inner thigh. Most women will need a fairly narrow twist; most...
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    Ditto with the confusion... did you mean you've...

    Ditto with the confusion... did you mean you've not run into a horse where a non-custom saddle didn't fit? or that most non-custom saddles would fit most horses? or that custom saddles don't fit? and...
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    And it's not the lameness causing saddle slip -...

    And it's not the lameness causing saddle slip - it's the saddle slip that could be causing lameness. As it slides over to the right, it will impact the S-I joint and the vertebral processes - all of...
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    Actually short points may not always be the...

    Actually short points may not always be the answer, as they can dig into the trapezius muscle when the horse starts moving. What you really want is a saddle where the angle of the tree points runs...
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    Many saddles slip to the right because the left...

    Many saddles slip to the right because the left shoulder is muscled more strongly, thus pushing the saddle over to the right during motion. It may need to be adjusted at the gullet plate to...
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    "I was amazed that someone in a service business...

    "I was amazed that someone in a service business would just presume to schedule events on a customer's private property without even asking first!!!!!"

    Perhaps you should always get both sides to...
  24. Thread: High end saddles...

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    Yes but - Hermes saddles are among the...

    Yes but - Hermes saddles are among the 'non-adjustable' saddles (and adjustable means being able to adjust the saddle not only in the flocking, but at the gullet to ensure that the tree angle and...
  25. Thread: High end saddles...

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    " You seem to change horses fairly frequently so...

    " You seem to change horses fairly frequently so buying a custom high-end saddle for the horse you are riding now probably isn't the best solution."

    I would disagree with that - buying a saddle...
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