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    Can you post a good conformation shot of your...

    Can you post a good conformation shot of your horse? That would be a big help in making recommendations. We may not be able to tell much about tree width or type without a template, but we can...
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    It could be the way the saddle fits you, or it...

    It could be the way the saddle fits you, or it could be the way the saddle fits your horse ... or it could be a combination of the two. A photo of you in the saddle (like a conformation shot of your...
  3. alto, thanks for the recommendation! sammicat,...

    alto, thanks for the recommendation!

    sammicat, can you post a good conformation shot of your horse? We won't be able to tell much about width or tree type without seeing a template, but we can...
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    Wintec 4 Kids is a good one. I'm not a fan of...

    Wintec 4 Kids is a good one. I'm not a fan of most of their saddles, but that particular model I do like.
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    Glad to hear your horse came out of this with no...

    Glad to hear your horse came out of this with no major injuries.

    Any time a saddle is in that kind of wreck, it really should be checked. A broken tree usually makes a good deal of noise when...
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    As others have said, you won't get much by...

    As others have said, you won't get much by trading it in - usually about half of what the shop thinks they can get for it. Selling it yourself or consigning it will net you a lot more money. But...
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    Nice reply, jn4jenny! As someone who works with...

    Nice reply, jn4jenny! As someone who works with the "guts" of saddles, I can say that you usually get what you pay for. While some saddles are over the top and you're really paying for snob appeal,...
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    Stubbens can have the flocking adjusted, but the...

    Stubbens can have the flocking adjusted, but the trees aren't adjustable. Passier's trees can be adjusted multiple times, and to a greater degree than the usual 3/4" / 2 cm. Of the two, I prefer...
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    Can you post a conformation photo of the horse in...

    Can you post a conformation photo of the horse in question? It would be a big help in making recommendations.
  10. Thread: Saddle width?

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    The trees on the Albions fall within BETA...

    The trees on the Albions fall within BETA measurements, so a MN will be about 1 cm. wider than a N.

    Are you positive you need a narrow tree, and not a modified panel? In better than 15 years as...
  11. It shouldn't cost more than $20 (plus shipping)...

    It shouldn't cost more than $20 (plus shipping) if it's just a matter of replacing the screw. If the leather's damaged, however, or if the tree's been compromised, it will run you more. Send a...
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    Many of the horses with big withers do best in a...

    Many of the horses with big withers do best in a wool-flocked saddle, esp. one with a k/skidrow type panel and often a full front gusset, which offers more support down the wither. If the horse is...
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    I believe Patty Barnett (saddledr@aol.com) covers...

    I believe Patty Barnett (saddledr@aol.com) covers that area, and she's an amazing fitter. Tony Cooper (information@anthonycoopersaddler) is another excellent fitter who probably covers Amherst, as...
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    The Solstice seat does run small, as others have...

    The Solstice seat does run small, as others have mentioned (this seems to be true across the board for the L&R saddles), the seat is deeper and the twist, to me, is almost uncomfortably wide. It...
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    The saddle is sitting pommel-low and lifting in...

    The saddle is sitting pommel-low and lifting in the back. I can't see the angle of the tree point, so don't know if it's a width issue, a flocking issue or a panel configuration issue. But as is,...
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    Mattes correction pads are great for this...

    Mattes correction pads are great for this situation. The shims are really thin - 1/16" - and you can fit up to 3 in each pocket, so you can shim pretty minutely, and accommodate any asymmetries the...
  17. I'm not a huge fan of the Bates/Wintec saddles,...

    I'm not a huge fan of the Bates/Wintec saddles, mostly due to the "kink" in the leg of the gullet plate; it can create pressure points at the top of the panels for some horses. The Thorowgood...
  18. The tree width looks acceptable, but wither...

    The tree width looks acceptable, but wither clearance looks questionable. I'm wondering if the front 1/3 of the panel is deep enough - it may not be enough of a K type to sufficiently support the...
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    Photos will definitely be a help in figuring out...

    Photos will definitely be a help in figuring out what's going on, though in a perfect world, you'd get a good fitter out to do a hands-on. Examples of what we need to see: ...
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    Ideally, you should be wiping your tack down with...

    Ideally, you should be wiping your tack down with a damp cloth or sponge after every ride to keep dirt and sweat from building up. If you do, cleaning it becomes a bit of a moot point. Condition as...
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    Please don't take this the wrong way, but a...

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but a professional fitter may be able to pinpoint something that other folks - even knowledgeable folks - might miss. Again, if he's fine on the longe but not so...
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    Fine on the longe but cranky u/s ... to me, this...

    Fine on the longe but cranky u/s ... to me, this points fairly definitively to a saddle fit problem (though admittedly it could be something else, but saddle fit's pretty easy to check). I know you...
  23. A photo of the horse in question would be a big...

    A photo of the horse in question would be a big help in making good recommendations. But based solely on your description, the Passier Precision (which I believe is out of production) and the PSL...
  24. Toklat makes a ton of contoured/fitted pads, and...

    Toklat makes a ton of contoured/fitted pads, and might have one that would suit. If not, they can make one specifically for your saddle (and they'll keep the template on file so you can order...
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    It could just be the way the photo is cropped or...

    It could just be the way the photo is cropped or the angle from which it was taken (or the fact that you're almost in a half-seat), but the saddle seems to be sitting a bit low in front, and you're...
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