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Old 07-20-2011, 02:15 AM   #1
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How to measure THE HORSE for a saddle?

What am I supposed to measure? I have two saddles but they don't fit him properly. It isn't a very good picture but the horse I adopted is Mouse. Do you think he need a Arabian type saddle? http://www.wildhorseandburroexpo.com...11-auction/fit Thanks.
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How to measure THE HORSE for a saddle?

http://thehorseofcourse.com/Wither-Tracings-Guide/

Your link doesn't go to a specific saddle, so I don't know whether you are looking for english or western. The above website is a good explanation of how to do a wither tracing. With this information, a saddler can help you find a saddle.

I also would take the first measurement and trace it onto card stock, cut it out so you have a physical representation of the wither. Go to the local tack store if you are lucky enough to have one nearby, and use this mobile withers to put under the saddles and get an idea if they follow the contour of the horse.
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How to measure THE HORSE for a saddle?

the only way I have ever seen this done is with a special piece of equipment that has lots of different joints that bend and flex and float over the back and once fitted, it can be locked into position for the saddle to be made. This is for custom made saddles. I do not know of other ways to measure the horse's back. Usually, people just make a median guess and go from there.
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How to measure THE HORSE for a saddle?

measuring tape or a string start by measuring some saddles go by height
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