What size saddle do I need for my horse?

If you know your seat size in an English saddle, a good rule of thumb is to choose a Western saddle with a seat size two inches smaller than your typical English saddle size. Sit in the Western saddle. There should be about four inches between your body and the swell of the saddle.

How do you measure what size saddle your horse needs?

How to Measure a Horse’s Gullet Size (Without Special Tools) – YouTube

What does FQHB mean on a saddle?

Full-QH: Full Quarter Horse or FQHB can be referred to as Wide (usually 7” gullet). The angle is flatter compared to the Semi-QH tree. This is for horses with a broad shoulder. They’re considered mutton withered or a less pronounced wither. (

What size saddle tree does my horse need?

Tree Widths: – Semi-Quarter horse bars usually have a 6 1/4″ gullet, and Quarter Horse Bars usually have a 6 1/2″ to 6 3/4″ gullet. Designed to fit the average horse, one of these two widths will fit approximately 80% of horses comfortably. Full-Quarter horse bars usually have a 7″ gullet.

How do saddle sizes work?

Seat size simply measures the distance from the base of the horn to the top middle of the cantle. This distance is then expressed as a size in half-inch increments from 12 inches to 17 inches.

What is the average saddle size?

Up to 50 lbs100 to 150 lbs
Roping12″13″ to 15″
Pleasure / Trail10″ to 12″14″ to 15″
Barrel10″ to 12″13″ to 14″
Rancher12″13″ to 15″

How do I know what size English saddle I need?

Use a measuring tape and measure from the center of the button on the pommel (front of the saddle), to the middle of the cantle (rear of the saddle). For most adult size saddles this will be about 17″.


How to find your Seat Size in a Western Saddle

How to properly size and fit a saddle to your horse – On the Ranch with Barbara Jackson Episode 8

How To Measure A Horse For A Saddle

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