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  1. #1
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    Default Armchair Saddlers- Opinions?

    Anyone able to give me their thoughts on how this M. Toulouse fits my mare? It's the Aachen model, Wide tree. I think it looks pretty good, but I'm no expert. I rode in it and she went fairly well, but she was in a bit of a mood today (before I even tacked her up). Going to ride her in it a couple more times before I make a decision. My budget is under 1K so options are pretty limited, but if anyone has other suggestions I'm open to them!

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    On the tiny pictures on my phone it's positioned a hair too forward.
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    Have you lifted up the flap to make sure it isn't bridging?

    Paula
    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).



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    Ungirthed place pressure on the pommel and watch the back
    also place pressure on the cantle and look for movement in the front. There should be little movement. It does look placed a little to far up on shoulders.

    In photo 4 you can see the pads of the saddle. I personally don't care for pads shaped like that. I like them a little wider and flatter but with lots of cushion. That's just what works for my horse.
    Last edited by KurPlexed; Nov. 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM. Reason: addition



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    Thanks for all the replies so far! I will try putting it a bit further back.

    I did try putting pressure on the front and back of the saddle and got no rocking. I also checked the pressure along the panels and it seemed even to me. Going to have a few barnmates check too.



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