Measuring and Fitting Western Saddles

Here’s a link to an excellent guide for measuring and fitting Western saddles that was sent to me by Bill Healey (content writer for

See: Measuring and Fitting Western Saddles (

This guide is also very good for understanding general saddle fitting principles for how ‘rigid tree’ Military saddles like McClellans (both vintage and the better fitting modern versions) are intended to fit. (also see: “How to Properly Fit a McClellan Saddle”). is an excellent website for tack and all things horse.

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