17 Inch Saddle16-inch saddle
British, West and Australia saddle fits are expressed in inch, although they vary in height due to the form of the fit. One of the most efficient ways to find out what saddle sizes you need is to sit and ride in an array of different sizes of saddle before you buy one.
Each saddle should allow you to be in the right saddle for your horse and to have several fingers between the saddle and your back. They should also have a few centimetres between the front of your torso and the knob. You should keep your feet smooth and comfortable on the saddle without being knocked off at unfavourable corners or from the leatheread.
Large horsemen often need a slightly bigger fit to adjust the length of their thighs and legs. Westernsaddle are dimensioned from the back of the knob to the front of the cantele. Your Westernsattel measures on board two inch smaller than your British saddle, which means that a horseman who needs a 17 inch British saddle rides in a 15 inch Westernsattel.
From a 15-inch to a 19-inch saddle with smaller and bigger saddle dimensions, which are available in some styles, the standard westerly saddle dimensions are as follows. One small to mid-sized adulthood rides in a 15 inch saddle, one mid-sized adulthood usually rides in a 16 inch saddle, a large adulthood needs a 17 inch and an especially large adulthood needs an 18 inch or more.
Halves are available, but are not often manufactured or are widely used by most vendors. To measure the fit of an inch saddle, stretch a scale or straight edge across the fit from the side bolt on the front of the knob to the center back of the cantele.
Usual seating for adults is 16 inch, 16 inch. Five inch, 17 inch, 17 inch. They are available in 5" and 18", with some of them available in both smaller and bigger size. A general principle is: A small grown-up rides in a 16 to 16. 5-inch saddle. Usually a middle sized person needs a 16.
A 5 inch saddle and a large grown-up requires an 18 inch saddle or more. Both the length of the saddle cover and the saddle height influence the driver's safety and convenience, even within the desired height ranges. Aussie calipers are judged in a line between the front of the saddle and the cantele.
Because of their designs, the rider usually needs the same height as the British saddle. Usually 15 to 20 inch saddle types are available. It is quite uncommon, as with westernsaddles, to find an Aussie saddle that is available in half-sized.