Horses with no wither or no clearly defined wither, are limited in the choice of saddle that will suit.
The tree needs to be fitted very carefully for this conformation - a flatter tree with flatter rails which is wide enough at the top of the arch to let out across the withers and with long enough points to get some purchase either side of the wither.
Otherwise the saddle will sit too far off the back, and the saddle will slip forwards or to one side.
A wider gullet in the saddle that fits a horse with higher withers rarely works.
If the fit looks right across the front, the back of the saddle will be off the horse’s back, causing all the rider’s weight to be taken by the points and the stirrup bars
Likewise if the rails of the tree are at too great an angle, excess pressure will be taken on the outside edge of the rail – and this can happen however flat the panel looks.
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NSC saddles which address the above General Purpose/Jumping - Horse – Highland and Cob, The New Grandee
General Purpose/ Show/Jumping - Pony Classic, Marjorie Show, Pony Pro Jump
Dressage - The Original Dressage and the New Aotearoa Mark 2 Flat Back Pro Dressage