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Thorowgood T8 High Wither Compact GP Saddle

Fairfax Saddlery
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The Thorowgood T8 High Wither Compact GP Saddle is ideal for shorter backed or croup high horses.  It is a very good option for the petite rider on a large pony or small horse.  Tailored for high-withered horses, such as Thoroughbreds and Warmbloods, with tree and panels specially shaped to give maximum wither clearance.  Compared to other saddles, the High Wither Compact GP is compact for its size, has a neat seat, slimmer rear gussets and the tree is shorter and slightly flatter on the underside.

Favorite Features

  • Lightweight and kind to your horse's back, recommended by the Veteran Horse Society and the Veteran Welfare Trust
  • Super-comfy deeper seat that gives you a little extra in-saddle security and locates you centrally
  • Versatile GP that forward enough cut to allow for jumping and cross-country as well as schooling and hacking
  • Quality leather seat and knee pads give the feel of riding on an all leather saddle
  • Changable gullet for a custom fit
  • Flocked with 100% British wool

Made in UK

Sizing It Up

Flap Lengths:

17"- 13.75"
17.5"- 14.5"
18"- 15.75"

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    Thorowgood T8 High Wither Compact GP Saddle is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits my VERY short backed horse! I purchased this saddle as an interim until my custom saddles for my horses are built. They have VERY short backs....16" of area that the saddle can fit on before you get past the last rib. They also have a pretty dramatic slope up to the croup and a good slope going down from the withers. This saddle is fitting great. Their backs are not sore after a 4 or 6 hour ride in the hills. My only issue is that when I finally received a yellow (widest gullet they sell now) for it, I really had trouble getting it back together. I had no problem with the white one....next size down. But with the widest gullet I had to actually cut away some of the underside of the saddle to get the outside bolts to reach the holes to put them in. Very frustrating....but, not that it is back together, and I don't plan on taking them out, I am very happy with the saddle.
    Date published: 2015-09-16
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