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What Size Saddle Do You Need?


There are several aspects to saddle fitting; every horse is different. Here are some guidelines to help you get an idea of what size saddle to look for!


First off, determine your seat size. Seat size on our saddles is measured from right behind the horn, straight back to the edge of the seat (usually this is marked by a line of stitching on the cantle).
 

You can use the following chart as a guide, keep in mind much of rider saddle fit is personal preference.

    Western:

    90-130 Pounds 15"

    131-170 Pounds 16"

    171-200 Pounds 17"

    200 + Pounds 18"

    English:

    90 - Pounds 15"

    90-130 Pounds 16"

    131-175 Pounds 17"

    176-225 Pounds 18"

    225 + Pounds 19"

    Australian:

    90 - Pounds 16"

    90-130 Pounds 17"

    131-175 Pounds 18"

    176-225 Pounds 19"

    225 + Pounds 20"

As a rule of thumb, in a Western Saddle, you want to be able to put one hand in front of you. In an English and Australian saddles, you want to be able to put one hand in front and one hand behind you.
 

The next step is determining what size your horse needs. To properly fit your horse, your saddle needs to completely clear his spine (including withers) and have a smooth even pressure (no pinching or gaps in pressure) along either side of his back and shoulder blades.

    6.5" QH bars. Fits an average QH, narrower TB or refined Arabian types.

    7" Full QH bars. Fits a Foundation, Stocky or Chubby QH, Round Arabian/Morgan or Draft Cross type breeds.

    For the hard to fit horse, we offer wither tracing.

    Please email or call us for directions. 888-874-3272

We understand that buying a saddle to fit your horse can be hard when shopping online. We offer a 14 day money back guarantee on our new saddles, if you need another size, just give us a call and we can help you find a saddle that will fit.