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Thorowgood T8 High Wither Dressage Saddle

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The Thorowgood T8 High Wither Dressage Saddle is tailored for high withered horses, such as thoroughbreds, with tree and panels specially shaped to give maximum clearance. The Thorowgood T8 High Wither Dressage Saddle incorporates quality leather on seat, knee pads and trim to give the feel of riding on an all leather saddle. The moveable under-flap thigh blocks combine to help the rider maintain a balanced dressage position.

Favorite Features

  • Easy to change gullet bars to best fit the width of your horses withers.
  • Low profile panels offer closer rider contact.
  • Three built-in girthing options ensure maximum saddle stability.
  • Saddle comes with a Medium size gullet bar 

Made in UK

Sizing It Up

Flap Lengths:

17"- 15.5"
17.5"-16"
18"- 16.75

Uses long "R Type" gullet bar

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Thorowgood T8 High Wither Dressage Saddle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing like a Wintec... The overall quality of this hybrid synthetic saddle is guaranteed to surprise the most skeptical DQ out there. The seat, knee roll, and trim are an extremely high quality leather, far beyond what most manufacturers use. The synthetic parts, well, you just don't see or feel them. For the horse, the High Withers version really gets the clearance around the spinal/bony area of shark-finned ponies like mine. My finicky gelding immediately put his head down and went to work with absolutely no drama. For the rider, the seat is amazingly comfortable, and that perfect blend of support without feeling forced into any position. I'd say it runs a tad large in seat size. If you are a true 17.5 or 18, go with your regular size. I'm right on the verge of 17.5 to 18 and went with the 18. I probably should have gone with the 17.5 in this case, but I'm not sending it back...
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The answer for saddle fit issues on a budget. I haven't owned or ridden in this saddle long enough to give it an accurate rating. However, I trialed the saddle and ultimately bought it for my shark-finned TB. I admit to being a "snob" and not wanting to go synthetic, but there was no way I could afford (or justify) custom for the riding we do these days. I was very pleasantly surprised at how comfortable this saddle was to sit in when I trialed it. Has a nice wide channel for spine clearance and being able to adjust the front billet has been very helpful. My TB has some special conformation issues, which means no saddle will fit him perfectly, but this high wither model coupled with the narrow/medium gullet and a shim-able ThinLine pad have made him so much more comfortable at what I feel is a very reasonable expense. I have very high hopes that with this saddle we can finally get back to enjoying riding again.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth every penny - the universal saddle that fits I've owned this saddle for several years. It is the best little saddle out there if you can't afford all the expensive ones! It's fits a multitude of horses, without a lot of fuss, is super comfy to sit in right off the bat and is very affordable! I've used it in the show ring, on the trail, for lessons, whatever I need. What more do you want? This saddle fits horses with high withers, tubby horses, weird backed horses and more. Don't hesitate to purchase this. Mine has been around the barn and back! Super easy to clean and with a little synthetic cleaner, looks just perfect to go right into the show ring!
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saddle! I have had this saddle for about two weeks and am really enjoying it. I have gone through countless amounts of saddles trying to find just one that fits my high withered thoroughbred, but the the Thorowgood High Wither Dressage saddle really works. The interchangeable gullet system is great and my horse is no longer cranky when I go to saddle her up. The best part is that is looks and feels like a higher quality saddle, but for a fraction of the price. If your looking for a saddle that is not going to break the bank and actually fits, I highly recommend this one.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works for high withers I've been looking for a saddle that doesn't sit on my thoroughbred's withers, and this one finally worked. I had previously tried and older county, a new Toulouse, and a couple other used saddles. My mare is on the wide side of medium, and the medium tree fits her well.
Date published: 2015-01-31
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