Some tips on Saddle Fit

Here is an example of a saddle fit problem. The pony, a Welsh/TB/Appy cross, is deceivingly round. He doesn’t take up much leg because his ribcage doesn’t spring out, and because of that, the owners didn’t realize that he was quite wide up top until the trainer pointed it out. The pommel should be sitting where the green line is, which indicates a relationship of cantle approximately one inch above pommel. The above picture is the saddle on the pony with medium gullet installed. Note the extremely high pommel – a clear indication that the gullet plate is way...

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