A little survey

the watcher

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?
Highland pony 14hh approx

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?
18" XW - XXW ( I have 3 saddles and use them according to whether she is fit or a bit chunky)

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?
5'7"

What dress size are you?
16

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?
Yes, the pony has a long back so can carry the length of the saddle, I could ride in a 17 1/2" if this had been an issue and when the foal grows up he is likely to be shorter in the back and will probably have a 17" - as long as the seat is flat I could fit in that too.



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kit279

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2 x 16.1hh full TBs.
Both ridden in a 17" saddle, one dressage and one cross country.
Am 5'3, dress size 8.
Happy with the fit for the chestnut, would obviously prefer longer legs but hey ho. Grey horse is a bit strong for me so gets ridden by OH who is 6'1, slim build but much stronger, he uses 18" saddles on him.
 

jinxy

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?
16.2 ID/TB

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?
17 inch i think

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight)?
5'5

What dress size are you?
12/14

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?
Yes
 
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Don't have a horse anymore, but at the moment regularly ride a few horses between 15.2hh-17.2hh ish.

Not a clue on saddle size!

I am 5ft2 and a size 10/12, and I feel pretty comfortable riding any size
 

Erehwemos

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Horse - 15.2 Selle Francais x Arab, lightweight

Saddle size - 17 inch

Height - 5'2

Dress size - 12/14 (but weightwise, you'd think I should be a 16-18
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Happy with fit - Yes! Although if I am honest, I would want to lose a stone if I were to compete at a high level again - not so much because I feel too big for my girlie, it's just a personal thing
 

Slinkyunicorn

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?
15hh cob
16hh Oldenburg
What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?
Cob - made to measure Stubben no idea of size
Old. - 17.5 Fieldhouse GP saddle & 18 inch Barrie Swain dressage
What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?
5'6 - don't have scales
What dress size are you?
14
Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?
Yes - all comfy and are the best fit for the horse and its use.
Thank you


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LadyRascasse

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<font color="red">What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?</font>
i have a 15.2 fine tb mare and a 16.1 chunky tb gelding

<font color="red">What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?</font>
my mare is in a 17.5 and my boy is in an 18in


<font color="red">What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight)?</font>
5'9"

<font color="red">What dress size are you?</font>
8

<font color="red">Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?</font>
yes though i think the next horse i buy would be bigger than 15.2 as i have long legs :p
 

annret

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc? 16hh Westphalian LW

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in? 18" Med

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ? 5'11", 11 1/2 stone

What dress size are you? 14

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself? No - horse is short backed, I have long legs. Seat too big for me but smaller seat too small for male riders and not enough leg room.
Very tricky horse to fit. Have to use pads to achieve a good fit.
 

Theresa_F

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Me - tiny but under 5' - size 12/14 depending on cut - built for comfort not speed with short legs.

Horses

Chancer - just over 15 hands gypsy cob - with a streak of TB so bit longer in back and legs than your square box type cob. 17" WH for showing and size 1 Barefoot London for general riding. 17.5 would fit him but personally I feel happier in a 17" as I have short legs.

Farra - 17 hand still growing clydesdale. Big long mare, 17.5" GP and she also has the treeless on her. She could go an 18" but I would hate it as they are just too big for me.
 

BFG

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

18hh ISH

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?

19" made to measure Working Hunter and 19" made to measure dressage saddle

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?

5'9, Size 18 (with a fat A*se)


Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?

Yes the saddles fit him really well he is a medium to wide fit but has high withers so the saddles need to accommodate that. He big in all ways and is very deep in the girth so the saddles have deeper flaps so his saddle looks in proportion. It fits me very well as this was taken into account with it was made but my instructor is only 5'2 and does look lost in it. Lol
 

FAYEFUDGE

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Hi,
My horse is 15.1hh (overheight) connemara gelding.
My saddle is 17.5" and wide fit.
I'm 5'3, approx 8 stone and take 8/10 in clothes.
I could get away with a smaller saddle, but it is very comfortable and fits my boy like a glove, so wouldn't change it.
 

Murphy88

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

15.2hh IDxTB
13hh lunatic, fine-boned

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?

16.5" Jumping cut GP
16" GP

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?

5'6", size 10


Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?

Both saddles were fitted to the horse, so am happy with the fit. The pony's always looks huge on her, but she has had a bad back in the past so needs that big a saddle in order to keep weight off the dodgy bit, but her saddle is as big as you would get on her. On the plus side, it means it is a far better fit for me than her previous 15", which I would struggle to fit my a*** in nowadays. I have been riding in Murphy's (the 15.1hh) saddle for over 5 years, so although it's not as padded as it used to be it fits me very well.
 

Evadiva1514

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?
Ive got a 14.2hh L/W Cob, 15.2hh ISH and a 16.2hh Trakehner that i own and ride.

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?
17'' and 17.5'' saddles

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?
5' 6''

What dress size are you?
Size 8

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?
Yep!
 

X0XbringitonX0X

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My horse is 15.3hh and TB X

I ride in a 17 inch saddle

Im 5ft4

Im a size 8/10

And im happy with how his saddle fits, but I need to get the saddler is coming out to put some more flocking in his saddle.

Hope this helps
x
 

NikkiF

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

17' 1" TB x Clydesdale

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?

17 1/2

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?

5' 6"

What dress size are you?

don't wear dresses


Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?

Yes
 

M_G

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Nr Peterborough
What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

17.3hh Warmblood

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?

17.5 Ideal Roella Dressage

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?

5ft 4in (and a bit)

What dress size are you?

8/10

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?

God yes the Roella has made all the difference is a perfect size for me &amp; does not look too small on him
 

Garfield1537

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

14.1hh Belgium Cob x / 16.1hh Shire/Arab

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?

17in for both (14.1 has a long back)

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?
5ft 7

What dress size are you?

14
 

pixie

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Malton, N yorkshire
What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?
14.2hh
What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?
16.5
What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?
5ft3
What dress size are you?
8
Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?
Yes
 

chestnut cob

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

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17hh (17.1hh at a push), IDxTB

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Currently in my old 16.5in Wintec VSD but saddler coming on monday with some dressage saddles to try that will hopefully fit both of us.

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5ft4 and 9st4lb

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size 8

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The fit of the saddle or the fit of me and the horse together? I feel ok on him and I'm lucky that he doesn't ride big, but I could do either him being either a hand smaller (16.1hh would be absolutely perfect) or me being a few inches taller with longer legs! I do find it hard to get my leg around him so the dressage saddle should help anchor me in a bit, and luckily he's only ever been ridden by small women so he's used to it.
 
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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

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14hh, Haflinger pony ie chunky


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can't remember
think it is a 16.5". It is actually the saddle off my old horse but it fits him really well.

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5'7 - about 8 and a half stone.

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Size 8.

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Well... ok, I KNOW I am too tall for him. but I don't care. I love riding him, I am not too heavy and he doesn't mind the fact that I have to crunch my long legs up like a grasshopper to get any contact
 

Ziggy_

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16.2hh Tbx (we think xID - fairly fine built)

17"

5'4'', 8 stone, size 8.

TBH horse could easily take a longer saddle, but I'm not comfy in anything bigger.
 

Arabelle

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?
13.3 Arabxwelsh

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?
F&amp;E saddle, size 2, 17""

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?
5'1"

What dress size are you? 8

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Arabelle

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Missed last question. Yes, I am very happy with the fit. Completed 160k ERs without pressure bumps and keeps me in firmly in place.
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GinaGem

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Kent
What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

15hh connemara

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?

17" medium width Thorowgood GP

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?

5'8, about 9st

What dress size are you?

8/10

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?

Yep
 

RachelB

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?
15.3hh middleweight Irish X (supposedly TB)

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?
17.5" Wintec 2000 GP

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?
5'6" ish

What dress size are you?
8/10

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?
Horse - generally yes, it does fit her very very well, but it may need tweaking as she's had 18 months off in the last two years and I have yet to get saddler out to check. As it's a Wintec though and I am confident enough to assess the general fit of the saddle, I have been using the different gullets and changing them myself as she muscles up. She was in a wide and is now in a medium wide. I would be happier if my saddler could come and check it though (will do in the next few weeks).
For me, it's ok. It's a little bit big in the seat for me as the seat size is to fit my horse and my mum, who also rides her. I would be better in something smaller, but because the saddle has an equisuede seat I don't slide around so I cope perfectly well.
Short answer - generally yes!
 

Blizzard

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South Africa
What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

16.2hh Latvian WB
17.2hh ISH x BWB both med weight...11" bone.

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?

Both in 17.5"

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight) ?

5ft 5

What dress size are you?

10

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?

Yes
 

atouchwild

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What size horse/pony do you have, along with breed/type etc?

13.1hh New Forest and 16.2hh Thoroughbred

What size saddle do you have to ride the above in?
16" and 17.5"

What height are you (I wont be cheeky ask for weight)?
5ft 1

What dress size are you?
6-8

Are you happy with the fit for both the horse and yourself?
16" is perfect for us both, find the TBs saddle far too roomy and too much saddle flap, but it fits her so I don't care!
 

SirenaXVI

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Sirena 15.1 PRE
Lluna 16.1 PRE

Sirena's saddle 17.5 MW Ideal dressage
Lluna's Saddle 17.5 W Lovatt &amp; Ricketts dressage
I am 5'3
Dress size 14

Yes very happy with fit on both horses and for me
 
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