In reality, seat size is just one factor determining the fit of a western saddle. Sit in the same size of a variety of different styles and brands of saddles and you'll find significant differences in the fit. You might find that a 14 1/2-inch Circle Y barrel racing saddle fits well, but .
Oct 11, · I ride a hand Welsh pony (I'm an adult) and my pony has a short back and I'm wondering what saddles other adult riders have found will work on their short backed ponies. I'm looking for an english saddle. I've been looking at the Wintec pony saddle but the seat is only /4 inches. I was hoping for a bigger seat for betterbasket.info: Coachglass.
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Most ponies’ backs aren’t long enough to accommodate even a smaller sized adult Western saddle, but pony saddles are cut to better fit a pony’s back. A traditional saddle’s skirt (and sometimes the cantle) would extend to or past a pony’s hip, inhibiting his motion.