How do you use wither tracing?
How to take a wither tracing
- Begin by writing the date, your name, and your horse’s name on the tracing paper.
- Stand your horse up as square as possible on flat, firm, level ground.
- Next, use the masking tape to mark BOTH left and right sides of your horse for the first three tracing areas.
How do you get a saddle template?
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- Step 1 – Template 1 – 3 fingers behind the scapula. Firstly, find the scapula – shoulder bone.
- Step 2 – Template 2 – 3 fingers behind template 1. Go back to the horse.
- Step 3 – Template 3 – T18. For your third template, you need to find the last rib.
- Step 4 – Template 4 – Along the horses spine.
How do I measure my horse for a saddle?
How to Take Measurements. To measure the skirt of the saddle, simply measure from the front edge of the saddle all the way to the back edge of the saddle. Compare the measurements to your horse. Start your measurement on your horse a few inches behind their shoulder blade to get a proper measurement.
Where is a horse’s withers?
The withers is the ridge between the shoulder blades of an animal, typically a quadruped. In many species, it is the tallest point of the body. In horses and dogs, it is the standard place to measure the animal’s height. In contrast, cattle are often measured to the top of the hips.
What size is a 6 gullet?
Gullet width of 6″-6 1/2″. Full Quarter Horse Bars have even wider angles to accommodate wider-bodied horses and horses with flatter or “Mutton” withers. Gullet width of 6 3/4″- 7″. The gullet width should be about the same width of the wither’s, approximately 2″ below the top of the withers.
Where should the girth sit on a horse?
Once the saddle is in the correct position, the girth should sit in the horse’s natural girth groove and attach to the billet straps, which it lines up with vertically. It’s imperative that the girth is attached to the correct straps; if none of the straps point directly to the girth, then new ones need to be added.