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Would this saddle be okay for me?

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  • Would this saddle be okay for me?

    I have been looking for a saddle for a while now, and i was about to get a collegiate, when my friend informed me that she was going to be selling her gorgeous jaguar saddle at an amazing price! I took measurements and its perfect. Only thing is, i ride in a 16.5 seat and this one is a 17. I rode in a 17 dover circuit saddle and i was fine, didnt really feel much of a difference actually. I have been riding for 10 yrs (western for 9, english 1 yr) i have a good seat and good balance, so i didnt think i should really be too worried about the saddle making me unbalanced. Will this affect my riding too much? Thanks!

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    Try it on yourself and your horse and see what happens. Depending on the build of the saddle and the length of the working center, you may be a different size in different brands, or even a different size in different models of the same brand.
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    • #3
      First and most important question is does it fit your horse correctly?

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        #4
        It does. I made sure it fit him first, then moved on to the size for myself.

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        • #5
          Different brands fit differently, so see how it is. Get someone to take photos/videos of you riding in it. I ride in 16.5 in most saddles, but the new Antares I just ordered fit perfectly in a 17. It CAN make a difference, but sometimes it is a positive difference.

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          • #6
            Not sure if it helps, but I ride in an 18" flatter CWD, but just recently purchased a Jaguar for a steal of a deal in a 17" and it fits my hard to fit mare like a glove! It is a deeper seat than my CWD. Lovely saddles! Contacted Jaguar and found out mine is 15 years old, gorgeous! My advice would be to ride in it for yourself and see! I doubt that 1/2" will make a huge difference

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              Your friend won't let you ride in it to try?
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