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What type saddle do I need? Any suggestions?

My daughter has a Tennessee Walker who is slim built with high withers. His saddle is hitting him at his withers and is pinching. Can anyone recommend a brand with a wider tree to look for to replace the current saddle with? Thanks, Linda

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Comment by Linda & Jessica on May 30, 2010 at 7:45am
Low and behold, we found a saddle for him and her both!! They are now on the trails riding, and enjoying each other's company. I have no idea what type saddle this is but we wound up taking him to fit a used saddle and let her ride too. Mission accomplished! Thanks to everyone for all the help and suggestions. Linda and Jessica
Comment by Linda & Jessica on April 27, 2010 at 9:13am
Thanks to everyone, We'll try a little of all the suggestions!
Comment by Ashley on April 27, 2010 at 8:11am
Linda and Jessica, try a Simco....
Comment by JRoy on April 27, 2010 at 7:50am
I just bought a flex tree, gaited Big Horn brand - so I believe you can find flex trees pretty much in any brand. And yes, good places to check out are National Bridle (they will give you two weeks to take home and make sure it fits), I believe Bedford Tack will do that as well and they have several brands. Good luck - it can be overwhelming!
Comment by Ashley on April 27, 2010 at 7:03am
I like the Circle Y Flex Tree.... not as expensive as a Tucker and much more comfortable..... It also fits narrow horses better.....
Comment by Linda & Jessica on April 26, 2010 at 8:07pm
I never thought of a cut away pad, I may have to try it out. Thanks for the suggestion, and I work in Murfreesboro so getting him out there will be easy too. I am hoping to find a used saddle, and we'll let him rest awhile and ride the other 2 in the meantime, but I know where to start now. The poor guy needs some relief. Thanks everyone!
Comment by Linda Grajewski on April 26, 2010 at 4:04pm
National Bridle in Lewisburg has a variety of saddles. I am sure if you trailer your horse there they will help you choose a saddle that fits correctly. I had a horse like that once and had to use a thicker felt pad that was contoured and cut-away over the withers also.
Comment by Linda & Jessica on April 26, 2010 at 11:38am
Thanks to both of you. I have a place to start now! And yes, it's a no brainer for most, once you learn the basics.
Comment by Robin Murray on April 26, 2010 at 9:40am
Bob Marshall sadles have NO trees. No brainer.
Comment by Pat & Gina on April 26, 2010 at 7:06am
there's several brands that have the flex tree now bedford tack in shelbyville or doc's in murfreesboro have them.

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