Cob tree Saddle?

Cavalier18

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Hi sorry if this is just me being silly but I'm looking at buying a saddle and it says 17.5" W cob tree. What does this mean?

My mare is a wider fit in this make of saddle but she's an ISH. Therefore would this be okay to purchase and fit her? Or are all wide saddles technically stated as cob fit?

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cobgoblin

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I think a cob tree is usually flatter than the norm and shorter in length for the size of seat, to accommodate table top short backs.
 

FfionWinnie

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It depends on the make as to what it means. The BC fitter described the cob tree to me to have a rounder shape at the front over the points where as the warmblood tree was more pearshaped, for instance.

My cob is described as having more of a sports horse back by most of the fitters I've had look at her recently, this means large active shoulders, a long sloping wither very well developed lean and even musculature and not just round/fat.

Really if you can find a fitter that specialises in those saddles or speak to the company you may make some progress as to whether it will be worth trying.
 
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