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  1. #21
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    www.sauconycreeksporthorses.com
    Dedicated to breeding Friesian Sporthorses
    with world class pedigrees and sport suitability



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    www.sauconycreeksporthorses.com
    Dedicated to breeding Friesian Sporthorses
    with world class pedigrees and sport suitability



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    I just saw Hobson's mentioned on another thread (may have been you!), and I'm in HEAVEN! Plus, they're located near me.

    I'd probably go with the Bates Wide over the Wintec if I had to go that route; my first dressage saddle was a Wintec 500 and while it was SO comfy to ride in, I hate synthetic! Nothing like squeaking at every step.

    So many options, you guys are FANTASTIC! Despite it being thread #8,995,340 on saddles for a specific breed of horse.
    Boston Strong

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    Another saddle company has been brought to my attention: Thornhill. Comments, recommendations, stay the heck away?
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    My Friesian mare is going nicely in the Wintec Isabell, the older model w/o the thigh blocks.



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    I have a thornhill Vienna 36xw 19" saddle in NE CT if you want to try it. I lost my gelding to colic, and it is too wide for the rest of my horses. It is a gorgeous saddle, I love it. I am considering having it narrowed, if a fitter can do it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rememberthenight View Post
    I have a thornhill Vienna 36xw 19" saddle in NE CT if you want to try it. I lost my gelding to colic, and it is too wide for the rest of my horses. It is a gorgeous saddle, I love it. I am considering having it narrowed, if a fitter can do it.
    That is so generous of you, rememberthenight, and I'm so sorry about your horse. I would love to try it, thank you for offering! I have an acquaintance that I could buy new from if it works, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBayHanoMare View Post
    Another saddle company has been brought to my attention: Thornhill. Comments, recommendations, stay the heck away?
    Do a forum search with
    User: jn4jenny
    Key Word: Thornhill
    Show results as: Posts

    She has provided some very nice critiques on many saddle, including Thornhill
    (note her recommended fitters for a given brand )



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    Quote Originally Posted by alto View Post
    Do a forum search with
    User: jn4jenny
    Key Word: Thornhill
    Show results as: Posts

    She has provided some very nice critiques on many saddle, including Thornhill
    (note her recommended fitters for a given brand )
    So amazing to read up on this, but it's making my head swim! Saddle overload!!
    Boston Strong

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    It's pretty easy to determine if your horse needs a hoop tree by looking at the horse (if you're familiar with hoop-tree backs) or by looking at a template. If the tracing 3 fingers' width back from the rear edge of the scapula is shaped more like a dome tent or upside down "U" than a pup tent or upside down "V", a hoop tree is probably something to consider.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitt View Post
    It's pretty easy to determine if your horse needs a hoop tree by looking at the horse (if you're familiar with hoop-tree backs) or by looking at a template. If the tracing 3 fingers' width back from the rear edge of the scapula is shaped more like a dome tent or upside down "U" than a pup tent or upside down "V", a hoop tree is probably something to consider.
    Hmm, just by looking at the conformation shot I posted, I'm not sure if he'd need a hoop tree. I'll have to make a tracing and find out, that will definitely help me. Right now, without knowing what type of tree he needs, the options are endless and I'm getting completely overwhelmed--BUT I will know more about saddle fitting when this is all over!
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    I sent you a private message. Thanks.



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    I have a Fryso up for sale, but not in the seat size you need, and the tree is likely not wide enough. Personally, I love the saddle, deep seated and very comfortable. Pretty decent looking too, despite mine being made of buffalo leather.



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