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Old 07-07-2008, 10:24 AM  
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Where does an English saddle go on the horse

Can you tell I am not an English person-- I know the basics but have never ridden it, my daughter is riding it, just started. My issue is I want to make sure we are putting the saddle in the correct place on the horse. Can you guys post some pics of the saddle on the horse so I can make sure we are doing it correctly
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:29 AM  
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Is it a dressage saddle or a hunt seat saddle?
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:41 AM  
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Compared to a western saddle, it will sit a little more forward. A dressage saddle sits slightly further back than an all purpose or jump saddle.
As you lower the saddle on the horse's back, start with the pommel opening almost on top of the wither, and then slide back, it should almost find it's way home. If you feel under the front flap, you can find the points of the tree, these should not be on top of or pushing into the shoulder. The girth will be about three fingers back of the elbow. However, if your saddle does not fit properly (and this is a whole other issue!) it will be difficult to line it up this way.
When the saddle is on the horse, with a normal pad, the the cantle and pommel should be about even, not one a lot higher or lower than the other, so that the deepest part of the seat looks level, not tipping the rider forward or back.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:50 AM  
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Put the saddle on the withers, and slide it backwards. It will stop in a spot with the gullet just behind the withers. Do this a couple times, to make sure it's the same spot, basically, every time. Then, without doing up the girth, stand beside the horse and put your hand on the very edge of its shoulder blade. If you're on the horse's near side, use your right hand. This should be just around the lower part of the knee roll. Leave your hand there. With your other hand (left hand, in this case), pick up the horse's front leg, and hold it with the knee at the level of the elbow. Your right hand, the hand that is on the edge of the shoulder blade, should not be pushed against the saddle (it's OK if the flap is over your hand, as long as the knee roll isn't pushing against your hand). If it is, move the saddle back an inch or so. You can do something similar by placing the saddle on the horse with the girth done up VERY loosely, then lifting his knees good and high, and then walking him forward 20-30 feet. This will move the saddle roughly into a place where it won't interfere with its shoulders. It's also the place where the saddle fitting should be done, so once you have it in place, check for proper fit.

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Old 07-08-2008, 01:16 PM  
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Ok thanks..........
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Great post Greydot!
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