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  • Saddle for Sir Sinclair Offspring?

    This. Many of the Sir Sinclair's are difficult saddle fits because of the shape of their back and shoulders. Not looking to start a discussion on the horses themselves. I'm looking for anyone who may have a dressage horse by Sir Sinclair and what saddles they have found work on their backs. He really stamps his get so this is a legitimate question/post. TIA

  • #2
    My trainer has a Sir Sinclair gelding. She uses an absolutely gorgeous Hermes saddle. She is sponsored by them. I see you are reasonably local to me. I have met the Hermes rep, Jimmy, a few times. He is really knowledgable.
    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


    • #3
      devoucoux harmonie


      • #4
        Verhan Odessey


        • Original Poster

          SonnysMom I had a Hermes...
          I'd love to try a Harmonie but $$$
          Guyot, which model/tree Stubben? Short or long points?


          • #6
            Friend of mine has one, she started out with an N2. It was a beautiful saddle, ordered custom, but it was a disaster. She tried a few other brands, some fancy French guy came out (LOL) but ended up with a Schleese that she and her trainer like. She wasn't a Schleese fan (and neither am I) but it seems to be working for now...


            • #7
              I have 3 Sir Sinclair offspring and they all go in Amerigos - they are the only ones I have gotten to fit them perfectly.


              • #8
                Stubben Genesis is what worked for us for many years.


                • #9
                  My Sir SInclair mare is in a Detente Highland and Cob MW tree saddle. I've had her about 18 months, and she's developed a ton through her back and this has continued to fit well, with some regular tweaking with the flocking.
                  Here Be Dragons: My blog about venturing beyond the lower levels as a dressage amateur.


                  • #10
                    I have an unbroke Sir Sinclair youngster and not shopping any time soon, but I am curious what specifically is making saddle fit difficult for these horses?


                    • #11
                      A friend of mine had one and it was recommended that she get a specific Schleese meant for a horse with a comparatively short ribcage.
                      "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by porterparty View Post
                        I have an unbroke Sir Sinclair youngster and not shopping any time soon, but I am curious what specifically is making saddle fit difficult for these horses?
                        I think the takeaway here is that, given the number of different brands being used on various SS offspring, fitting is actually NOT that difficult...


                        • #13
                          Also, they might all come from the same stallion, but the mare has half a play in this game!

                          Then you take age, training and muscle development... and rider’s preferences...

                          A good wither/shoulder tracing is a must! Pictures and description of your horse’s back would help too.

                          Trying as much saddles is the best.

                          ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

                          Originally posted by LauraKY
                          I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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                          • #14
                            Many Sir Sinclair offspring are VERY difficult to fit. Though they are lovely horses, they often have mutton withers and broad backs and tend to be the type whose loins are so strong that they push the saddles up over their shoulders.


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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Goforward View Post
                                Many Sir Sinclair offspring are VERY difficult to fit. Though they are lovely horses, they often have mutton withers and broad backs and tend to be the type whose loins are so strong that they push the saddles up over their shoulders.
                                So the same as most native breed ponies, draft crosses, baroque breeds, and Arabs?

                                I know everyone likes to think their horse is a unique snowflake, but this is not that great a fitting challenge that there is only one specific saddle that could ever work.
                                Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                                you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by porterparty View Post
                                  I have an unbroke Sir Sinclair youngster and not shopping any time soon, but I am curious what specifically is making saddle fit difficult for these horses?
                                  Evidently, from all the varied suggestions posted here, it isn't.
                                  Rack on!


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Raconteur, Soloudinhere, Fanfayre, obviously you have never owned one. They are wonderfully talented horses and I believe this is the 4th or 5th year in a row that Sir Sinclair has been named Dressage Sire of the Year. And my horse is not a "unique snowflake". No need to snark. If you're ever lucky enough to own one you'll know what I'm talking about. Their withers don't come up until very late and they are late bloomers. Until they mature many of them are saddle fitting nightmares. Go forward obviously has experienced what I'm talking about