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7th Mar 2007, 02:43 PM
she is right inbetween medium and wide, what would you go for?
as for withers... Im a novice, I have no idea. She is my dads horse, I just hate the leather saddle she has now, I slip all over it, and its realy hard in delicate places....
7th Mar 2007, 03:56 PM
I just got a Wintec 500 for Lily as the gullets are changeable and she will be changing shape when I start working her again.
They do medium, medium-wide and wide so you can go in between, they also do a gullet measure £15.95 so you know you have the correct size :)
7th Mar 2007, 08:58 PM
You could also get a saddle which use fish. They are easy to change. Most thorowgood saddles include them when you buy them or you can buy them for around £15. If you buy a wide saddle you can change it to midium-wide and medium. These can also be good if your horse changes size often. I also agree with getting a saddle with a changable gullet. :)
7th Mar 2007, 09:44 PM
I thought that you were gonna get connie a Thorowgood maxim wide with the fish to narrow it????
Dad changed his mind?????
Cant you find a saddler??
8th Mar 2007, 10:52 AM
he has fell for the wintec's!!! which are like, £50+ more!
but.... if Im buying.... it will be a thorowgood!
9th Mar 2007, 08:22 PM
Hi, make sure you get someone qualified to fit your saddle for you - Standardbreds have a different conformation to most other riding horses they have a straighter back and can have low withers too. If you get a normal off the peg saddle it may be too curved for her and cause pressure.
I ride my standardbred in a treeless so i avoid the problem that way, you can use a treed but be careful.
Nice to hear of other people riding standardbreds - they are such lovely horses!
9th Mar 2007, 09:43 PM
thanks for the info Santi, I wasnt aware of the conformation differences.
She is my dads horse you see, his first horse. Bought her from a dealer and my Dad backed her himself. It was so easy, she just took to it so well.
I dont get to ride often, too busy with kids... but when I do, she takes such good care of me! My sons, one aged 5 and the other almost 2 with mild cerebal aplsy, both ride her, and she is a darling! Then she acts like a diva when the hay is not to her liking!
We have decided on the wintec (sorry Niki!) think its a good choice?
Think my dad would like to try a treeless at some point too, but he likes to put a good few years thought into stuff lol!
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