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  1. #1
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    Default Saddle / saddle pad suggestions for a swaybacked mare?

    I'm about to take a friend of mine's mare for a few months of legging up after a year + off. Mare is a National Show Horse .. therefore a Saddlebred/Arab cross. She is super cute... but being in ZERO work for almost 2 years, she is insanely chubby and very swaybacked. Some of it is lack of fitness and some it is breeding/conformation.

    So, I'm having a HECK of a time finding a saddle to recommend the owner buy. Mare is pretty big moving and has ENORMOUS shoulders, and with the chubbiness factor, she has completely covered her withers in flubb and is SO broad backed.

    My instinct is some super wide saddle with a back riser.. but I dont want to pinch her shoulders.

    Here is the mare: http://www.spirittxarabians.com/angel.html

    Obviously, that was a long time ago, so I'm fighting age, long weak back, breeding, lack of fitness, etc. She's fabulous to ride, so I dont think the swayback really gets in her way. But if I'm going to ride her everyday, just an "okay" saddle fit isnt going to do it. Plus, the owner needs to buy a saddle for her either way.

    Ideas??
    Open to saddles, saddle pads, or a combination..
    Standing Nasiriya - 17h JC registered stallion
    http://www.DonovanFarm.com
    Looking to buy or sell Horse Property? Contact me!
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  2. #2
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    Go to blackcountrysaddles.com and look at the Eden for a dressage saddle. It's made for horses with dips in their backs. I have one and love it. I've seen several used ones for sale lately, too.



  3. #3
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    Thank you, I emailed the owner with that information.
    Standing Nasiriya - 17h JC registered stallion
    http://www.DonovanFarm.com
    Looking to buy or sell Horse Property? Contact me!
    www.TexasEquestrianProperties.com



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