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  1. #1
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    Question Take 2: Saddle suggestions

    I was WAY off on my previous post describing my mare's back. She does not have a straight back Here are some photos of her back and shoulders. I hope they are sufficent enough for some suggestions.

    http://s1154.beta.photobucket.com/us...0Back%20Photos

    I tried a Ovation saddle on her yesterday and it was too straight. It bridged terribly. Additionally there wasn't enough wither clearance and it was too narrow. It was a medium tree.

    I also tried a Stubben Portos on her and the fit was alright. It was a wide (32cm) tree. I had about 2.5-3 finger clearance around her withers. It sat fairly level. However, she has one shoulder that is larger than the other. Her left shoulder is bigger. The right side sat ok on her shoulder but the left side was snug when I ran my hand under the panel. It sat very nicely on her back.

    Any suggestions on brands to try that I could find used under $2k? I also need a short flap (13 -13.5") and prefer a narrow twist. Please help



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    Try a Prolite triple pocket or mattes (without sheepskin) correction pad to shim for her uneven muscling.

    Anything designed by Peter Menet: Vega, Jaguar, Amerigo, Dominus.

    HDR's, the newer Rivella line is getting good reviews for quality.

    Stubben is good for curvy backs, not sure how the newer models like the Portos fit compared to the older ones, so it may be worth trying a different one.



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    What seat size do you need?
    Athletic Horses. Educated Riders.
    www.Ride-With-Confidence.com



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