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  1. #1
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    Default Tracings of horse's back?

    I am sending a saddle out for readjustment soon. Does anyone have any links or any information about how to do a tracing or other things to send with the saddle to the fitter?
    I plan to take pictures of my horse's back and send them to her as well, via email


    thanks
    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin



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    trumbull mountain has a good step by step--
    http://www.trumbullmtn.com/Other_Pag...er_trace_1.htm



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    Wow that was a great site, thanks! Much better than any of the other ones i have found so far.
    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin



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    See also HastilowCompetitionSaddles, Cliff Barnsby (I think) and Smith-Worthington for other (and more detailed) ideas about how to do accurate and specific tracings.

    IMO, more lines closer together is better, as are pics. I went so far as to put pieces of masking tape on my horse where curved lines crossing his back were (as per the saddler's wishes). That, I hoped, would help them put the tracing onto a picture of the real beast.

    But it's most important that you follow your saddler's instructions and give the information that *she* asks for. Reflocking at a distance is a bitch. A good saddler and I tried once and failed. I hope you can do better, but info is key to that.
    The armchair saddler
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    Thank you very much, lots of great information.
    This is actually the first adjustment after the original restuffing a few months ago.
    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin



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    This is a dood description and measuring chart:
    http://www.frankbaines.com/page.asp?...ing-Your-Horse
    http://TouchstoneAcres.com
    Touchstone Acres Lipizzans, Standing N. Samira VI (Gray), N. XXIX-18(Black), more in 2014



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    Wow that was great thanks! That will be very helpful
    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin



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