How to Take a Stubben Saddle Measurement

Updated February 21, 2017

Stubben has long been known for top-quality English saddles, and many Stubben owners report that their saddles are well into their second decade, showing few signs of wear. Buying a Stubben saddle is a major investment, so you will want choose the right size for yourself and your horse. Choosing a saddle that is too small with result in discomfort, while choosing a saddle that is too big will reduce the security you feel while riding.

Place your Stubben saddle firmly on a good saddle rack. Placing your saddle on a saddle rack will make it easier to measure.

Look at the saddle from the side and locate the silver disk near the front of the saddle.

Place your tape measure on that silver disk, then lift the measuring tape up and over to the middle of the back of the saddle.

Read the measurement on the tape for your seat size. Most English saddles will have a seat size between 16 and 18 inches, measured in whole numbers, but larger and smaller saddles are available for special orders. When measuring the seat size on your Stubben saddle, take a second measurement to make sure you have an accurate reading.

Try several different sizes of Stubben saddles at your saddlery or tack shop before buying one. Sit on each saddle as you would if you were riding your horse. When you have found the perfect fit, look at the tag on the saddle and take note of the seat size. Use that seat size as you shop to find the best saddle for your needs.

Things You'll Need

  • Saddle
  • Saddle rack
  • Measuring tape
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