Saddle Fitter is Coming Out Today

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  1. CarlisleChipper

    CarlisleChipper Senior Member+

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    This is where it pinches him.

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    This left side my hand slides easily here.
     
  2. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    Yeah know, I actually don’t hate it. Yeah you don’t have enough wither clearance, and yes it’s leaving his back too quickly, but I have to guess both of those things are d/t the channel being too narrow in the middle only, as it looks wide enough in the rear view photos. If you were close to me, and you loved the saddle, I’d say convert the thing to wool & widen the channel. Lol

    In regards to the shoulder, in a wool flocked panel, I would make a little “dent” in the panel so allow the shoulder the space that is needed so it wouldn’t bother him.

    Have you seen the thing floating around facebook that talks about larger & higher shoulders?? It’s all about how the wither/spine is suspended in the the muscles sling. That said, the feet come into play here too & some horses are never going to be even.....
     
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  3. CarlisleChipper

    CarlisleChipper Senior Member+

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    Yes that right shoulder has the foot with the negative 5 degree palmar angle. Both feet have 2 degree wedge pads but now the left foot needs to be a 1 degree because it’s too upright now. But that makes sense to unflock it at that point on the shoulder.
     
  4. CarlisleChipper

    CarlisleChipper Senior Member+

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    That is a brilliant idea about unflocking at that point on his shoulder. Straight genius!

    I am not too keen on keeping the saddle enough for me to pay to have it converted and widened. I could stand to move up to a 17 inch. I also feel like the saddle is prohibitive of my lower leg staying at the girth over jumps because no matter how hard I try to leave it there it just won’t stay. I’ve also had the stirrup leather completely come off over a jump because of it and that was a really really bad fall. I’m not trying to blame the saddle for my rider position, I just want to see if there is something out there that can help me with it more.
     
  5. ~tiffy~

    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    Not helpful or anything, just chiming in to say that I love how well you know your horse. Inside and out.
    That is all, carry on! :D
     
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    CarlisleChipper Senior Member+

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    Aww thank you that really means a lot to me.
     
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    NaeNae Senior Member

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    Just wanted to chime in and say, super interesting. I didn't know that was a thing that could be done, adjusting in the panels to allow a bit more shoulder space. You learn something every day!
     

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