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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct. 30, 2004
    Pine Top side of Atlanta, GA

    Default Anyone riding a flat-backed horse in a Prestige Eventer?

    I've got a darling little pony to trail ride and just play on xc - and of course my OTTB's (wide shouldered and very muscled topline) saddles are too wide and somehow just don't suit the little guy. I've heard folks say they ride EVERYTHING in the Eventer and I've also heard that the saddles are too banana shaped for flat backed horses. Any insights to share? Pony is somewhere between a medium and a medium narrow right now but will obviously change with more work. THANKS!!!!!
    ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep. 14, 2002
    Azle, Teh-has


    IMO banana shaped panels fit everything.
    It's the wide weight bearing panels that give the short backed or croup high horses issues.
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 26, 2008
    Indianapolis, Indiana


    This probably doesn't help much, but I ride a 16 hand TB and a 14 hand pony in my prestige eventer. Fits them both well. TB has a fleece pad, pony doesn't.
    Yes, I ride a pony. No, he would not be ideal for your child. No, he is not a re-sale project...

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