interesting saddle fit tool

Discussion in 'Tack & Equipment' started by Rachel1786, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Rachel1786

    Rachel1786 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,046
    Likes Received:
    975
    So this just popped up on my Facebook feed...link apparently it gives you some kind of code that you give to the company along with confirmation pics and they suggest saddles that will work for your horse. Interesting idea for sure, I'm almost tempted to buy one just to see how it works even tho I don't need a new saddle. Screenshot_20180614-175847.png
     
    Larkspade likes this.
  2. Larkspade

    Larkspade Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    720
    I say try it!!!!
     
  3. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    37,825
    Likes Received:
    72,287
    It may help some people to visualize the shape of the horse's back.
    It used to always be: you looked at the back and picked a saddle that had the same shape, just by looking. Nowadays, visualization skills in children are not being developed and everyone calls and pays a saddle fitter, or rides around in a poorly fitting saddle. :willynilly:

    Sorry, rant over. It just seems so simple to me.
     
  4. Faster Horses

    Faster Horses Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    5,389
    Likes Received:
    13,437
    Try finding people to work in a company that needs to fit parts using three dimensions: length, width, depth. So many people cannot figure out the depth of something--they just get entirely confused when adding a third dimension.

    But back to the saddle fit--this might work for the bar angle and the gullet size, but what about the shape of the tree? Both of my current horses are incredibly flat backed. My former horse was very curvy. This doesn't take into account any of that.
     
  5. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,791
    Likes Received:
    48,215
    I’m guessing that’s why the company has you send a picture of the horse along with the size that the gauge gives.
     
  6. Faster Horses

    Faster Horses Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    5,389
    Likes Received:
    13,437
    Admittedly, I didn't see that they asked you to send in a picture as well.

    I still think it'd be quite a guessing game with just a photo of the back. I suppose it is a pretty difficult shape to get good dimensions on.
     
    Arem likes this.
  7. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,791
    Likes Received:
    48,215
    The year is 2100. They have a lasers that scan the horse’s back and tells you what saddles will fit....


    .....And it’s still nearly impossible to fit a horse. :rofl::hah:
     
  8. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    19,816
    Likes Received:
    16,970
    This seems like someone has re-invented the wheel! Lol. Herm Sprenger has made a gauge that is pretty darn universally used by fitters & many saddle makers. Of course, just like this tool (and any other gauge) it’s only as useful as the person using it. You can still totally muck it up if you don’t have a clue of what you’re doing. Lol

    And I totally agree with @Faster Horses - it doesn’t take into account the rest of the horses shape.
     

Share This Page