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    Default Saddle fitting guru's - what do you think of this saddle?

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    Thorowgood Cob T6 with xw gullet. Horse in question is a 13.3 Fjord and this is one of a few that a saddle fitter recommended. What do you guys think? It feels a little snug in the shoulder - wonder if I should order the xxw gullet??

    I'm waiting to hear back from her so I thought I'd see what the masses think

    I rode him in it Saturday and I really like it. I didn't feel behind the motion, so to speak and my balance felt really good.



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    It looks to me like you might need the xxw



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    Thanks - I kinda thought that but a couple of other people that saw it irl said it was good enough. I ordered the xxw today and will try it to see how it does.



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    In some of the photos it looks a bit perched, which would suggest that it's not wide enough. However, it also looks like you could slide it back a tad, too. I know it's hard with those mutton-withered horses!
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    Yes it is! What I wouldn't give for a nice medium tree kind of guy
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    Part of the problem with these short backed little guys is that if you move the saddle back you're sitting on their poor kidneys!

    I would try the XXW and see how that looks - make sure it's got enough spine clearance once you girth it up though. Also, look under the flap and make sure it's in contact and not making a "bridge" between whithers and the back of his ribcage.



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    I found the xw/xxw yellow plate at Hastilow and ordered it too. Hopefully one of them will work for him.



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