Reply To: Saddles

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Saddles with cutback pommels work best, but saddle fit depends in the width of the tree and the shape of the panel, which needs large gussets in the back, as well as the horse’s back, not just the fact that the withers are high. You need to work with a trained saddle fitter, or even better but harder to find in the US, a qualified saddler. You may need to try several saddles on the horse, and even then, the flocking may need to be adjusted by the saddler/saddle fitter.

(My husband is a saddler, so I have learned a lot from him about correct saddle fit, and he reviewed this reply to be sure it’s correct.)