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Thorowgood "R" Gullet Set

Fairfax Saddlery
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Why We Love This 

All Thorowgood saddles feature a quick change gullet bar system which enables you to alter the width of your saddle to best fit the profile of your horse’s withers. If your saddle has a round cantle, it will be fitted with an ‘R’ type gullet bar.

Favorite Features

  • Fits Thorowgood T8 Dressage Saddle
  • Fits Thorowgood T8 High Wither Dressage Saddle  
  • Fits Thorowgood T4 Dressage Saddle
  • Fits Thorowgood T8 Compact GP Saddle
  • Fits Thorowgood T8  High Wither Compact GP Saddle
  • Fits Thorowgood T4 Compact GP Saddle
  • Side Bar measures 8" long from the center


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Available in Narrow/Medium, Medium, Medium/Wide, Wide, Wide/Extra Wide

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Thorowgood R Gullet Set is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from an issue with website on interchangeable trees Even though I've written a rave reviews about the saddle that these trees are used for ... BEWARE when you order the trees that go in it! You will definitely need to speak with a Smartpak rep when you order these! The picture is misleading and there are not enough sizes to correspond with the picture on the website. Still a great product but make sure you also receive the correct tree marked in the bag! I love Smartpak and choose them over any other retailer in the horse industry. But they need to address this problem once and for all!
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to switch I found it very easy to switch the gullet on my thorowgood high wither saddle; it took maybe 5 minutes in the cross tie. The new size fits my horse well, though it does require shimming to keep it off her giant wither.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Design! I recently bought a T4 dressage saddle. SmartPak only sells it with the medium gullet but I determined that it would be too narrow for my mare. I printed out the gullet sizing template from the Thorowgood website and watched their YouTube videos on how to measure for and change out the gullet. It was VERY easy to do. The gullet seems to be made from sturdy materials. and now we have a perfect fit!
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice feature! Love the fact that T8 saddles allow for changes through the horse's shoulders as they mature. Nice option vs. buying a new saddle.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best interchangeable gullet system I purchased my T-8 through a professional saddle fitter last fall. My horse put on some weight this winter, and needed a wider gullet this spring. The Thorowgood gullets are very easy to measure for. They have a PDF print out on their website that fits on a standard 8.5x11" paper. I take wither tracings with a bendy ruler and lay it over the printout. No expensive gullet measurement gauge necessary!It takes about 5 minutes to change the gullet. I have the high wither version of the saddle, so it is very built up in the front. I was first inclined to hold hex key by the short side and place the long end into the screw to avoid scratching the panels. That did not provide enough leverage to move the screw. It is necessary to place the short side of the hex key into the screw, and move it very slightly to get the screw started. Then you can put the long end into the screw and finish unscrewing without scratching the panels.The Thorowgood saddles and gullet system are the best affordable synthetic adjustable system on the market. The quality and fit of the T-8 saddles are comparable to a much higher end semi-custom saddle. The Thorowgoods are wool flocked, and the gullets are designed to fit a horse (unlike the oddly shaped Wintec/Bates gullets that place an excessive amount of pressure on a few points of the horse.)
Date published: 2015-04-07
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