Was there a McClellen tree that fit the wide rides rather than the narrow high withered horse? I'm thinking that the Stonewall saddles are modeled after that style of saddle? Yes? I really like that style of saddle, the simplicity of it. However Phebes is very wide, takes an almost 13 inch gullet. Is there anyone other than Stonewall making a wide tree McClellan style saddle? Mel you are into some of the military style saddles, any insight on this? Did any of the old trees fit this type of horse.
And on gullet width is it the same principle as a western saddle or is the angle of the bars more important.
Last but not least, placement of that style saddle. Forward or well behind the shoulder? ~E.G.
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Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association