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Megs
Tenderfoot

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Posted - 01/27/2006 :  1:39:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Megs's Homepage Send Megs a Private Message
Is there such a thing? Something that shows how it's supposed to look? Is it supposed to be flush with the slope just behind their shoulder blade??

What will it look like if it's wrong? Will it stick out of the horses' body instead of laying flush?

(I'm not sure if my horse will be Normal/Narrow Angle or Wide Angle)

Chuck
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Posted - 01/27/2006 :  3:44:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message
The template will fit on your horse directly under what would be the location of the front of the pommel. Yes, the angles should be flush with the horse so there is no pinching and there should be a gap at the top so that there would be no coming down on the withers. I do not know whether you horse would take wide or normal anlges either - if your current saddle is pinching, I would guess the wide angle.

A picture showing the proper placement is at

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Megs
Tenderfoot

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Posted - 01/27/2006 :  4:10:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Megs's Homepage Send Megs a Private Message
Thanks Chuck! I have a 6 yr old Appendix QH. 16.1 to 16.2 hands, and probably a good 1100 or more pounds.

Here he is a little over a year ago....


And this was last fall


Yes, my saddle is pinching in the withers (even though I can get two to three fingers in the gullet area). It is also coming up about 1/2 inch in the back when cinched up. I'm going to use try the templates this evening so I can start looking for a new saddle.
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Chuck
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Posted - 01/27/2006 :  4:19:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message
Yep - looks like you need the wide tree.

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Megs
Tenderfoot

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Posted - 01/27/2006 :  4:27:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Megs's Homepage Send Megs a Private Message
Thanks Chuck! I'll be checking that out this evening.

Any suggestion on how to find out what price range I can expect for my saddle I'm trying to sell? I'm definitely going to have to get it sold so I can put that towards a new one.
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