We here at Holtz get a lot of folks asking us, what size saddle do I need? Although there are a number of factors that go into determining that, the sizing chart below offers a great "general" outline based off your height and weight. If you want to look a little more in-depth, here are some keys to consider while researching your favorites. Keep in mind, these bullet points refer to rider fit as oppose to how the saddle fits your horse.
- Look for about 4 inches between the front of your body and the swells/fork.
- Your butt should rest on the base of the cantle. It should not be pressed against it.
- If you have a saddle that fits well now, measure any new saddle against this one.
If all else fails, it's always better to have a saddle that's a bit too loose than one that's a bit too tight. Otherwise, as you ride more and more, you'll begin to experience a high level of discomfort. Although all saddle makers will vary slightly when it comes to sizes, this is a good base to start with. And as always, feel free to reach out to a Holtz expert - we're here to help!