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    Default Low back and saddles?

    So in your opinion if your horse has a low back is it better to use a saddle that is flat or deeper? This is in general... I know all horses are different and all situations will be different. But in general what have you seen to work the best?
    Correct padding is of course taken into consideration, but I'm more interested in the depth of saddle here.
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    A flat saddle will bridge the low spot, creating pressure points at the front and back. A saddle with a more rounded tree will better follow the contour.


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    Thank you, that's what I was thinking.
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    Dennis The Menace Too- 1999 ASB Gelding
    Dreamacres Sublime- 2008 ASB Gelding



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    It's more a rounded tree that you want. The depth of seat is (technically) irrelevant. You can have a really deep seat on a flat tree and it'll be no help whatsoever.



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