Where should a saddle fit?

Saddle fits well behind shoulder blade. Note that seat is level. Note: In shallower seats such as those used for jumping, the cantle may be designed to be level with or just barely higher than the pommel.

How far up should a saddle sit?

The saddle should not extend over L3 (3rd lumbar vertebra). You can find this vertebra by finding the last rib, and drawing a straight line upwards to the spine. The saddle may extend as far as this point. Find the last rib again and follow it up to the spine to find T18 (18th thoracic vertebra).

How do I know if my saddle is too small?

While you don’t generally see many people riding in saddles that are too large, it’s common to see riders in saddles that are too small. As a rule of thumb, you should be able to fit at least a four-finger width between the end of your seat and the cantle. Any less than that and the saddle is too small.

How do you fit a saddle to yourself?

HOW TO FIT A SADDLE! | For Horse & Rider – YouTube

How much room should you have in a saddle?

Sit in the Western saddle. There should be about four inches between your body and the swell of the saddle. Anything less than that may mean a too-small saddle, and a bigger gap means the saddle may be on the large size. Larger may be more comfortable for you.

How do you know if a western saddle fits your horse?

Western Saddle Fit – the Essentials – YouTube

Where should back of saddle sit on horse?

The position of the point of the saddle tree should sit behind the horse’s shoulder blade, so that it does not restrict the horse’s normal movement.


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