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Dani
Beginning Rider



USA
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Posted - 07/05/2011 :  3:22:24 PM  Show Profile Send Dani a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hook, thanks for the templates.

I have determined that the best fit for Dani is the 7.5" Wide. Is that FQHB? That's what the saddle is that I'm using on her and it seems to fit well--until we go up or down a really steep hill. I can add a breast collar to keep it from sliding back while going uphill but going down, I actually got off and walked because she was obviously uncomfortable with the saddle sliding forward over her shoulder blade. I put an extra blanket on yesterday and it did well but we didn't do the really steep hills. I won't be able to try those hills until the weekend because my trailer is in the shop--no brakes!

Any ideas or suggestion? (For the saddle--not the trailer!)

Hook
Trail Boss (Moderator)



Canada
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Posted - 07/06/2011 :  06:16:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hook's Homepage Send Hook a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad you got the templates.

7.5" is wider than FQHB which is usually 7".

7.5" does seem pretty wide from the pictures of your horses back. Do you think you could take a couple showing the templates in place?

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Dani
Beginning Rider



USA
138 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2011 :  07:46:41 AM  Show Profile Send Dani a Private Message  Reply with Quote
7" seemed to work fine as well. Saddle is wider than that though so may be the reason the saddle is sliding. I might not get photos until early next week. I'll be out of town most of the weekend and I need an extra pair of hands, which is why I didn't post photos to begin with. It's a little harder trying to do it all by yourself. I'll see what I can do. Thanks.
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