What is saddle gullet?

The gullet is the tunnel underneath the fork and rides over the horse’s withers. The design of the fork and the angle of the bars of the saddle tree determine the width and height of the gullet.

What does a tumor look like on a horse?

Sarcoid tumours often grow quickly, but tend not to spread to other organs. While they often start off looking like patches of thinning hair, they may develop into hairless plaques or large nodules that look like warts or round balls attached to the skin.

Why does my horse have a lump under his belly?

A firm doughy like swelling that settles into the lowest part of a horse’s belly is called ventral edema. Edema is fluid trapped in the tissue planes.

Why does my horse have a lump on his jaw?

Dental matters: Teething bumps, or eruption cysts, are hard enlargements seen along the jawline in horses younger than 5 years of age. The bumps are caused by changes in the bone as the permanent premolar and molar teeth emerge and displace the deciduous, or “baby,” teeth.

What size is a wide gullet?

Gullet Size Chart

Gullet Size Inches
Narrow 6”
Medium or Average 6.5”
Wide 7”
Extra Wide 8”

Does my horse have a tumor?

It is often more difficult to find because horses’ bodies are so large. The most obvious signs of cancer are scaly circular areas of hair loss on the skin, swollen lymph nodes and growing / changing lumps, but cancer can emerge in many forms.

Why does my horse have a lump on his back?

Clearly defined lumps and bumps (not more generalized swellings) on a horse’s back are common, and can result from a variety of causes including saddle induced traumatic injury or other disease processes. A hard skin growth in a gray horse is melanoma until proven otherwise. Hematomas can develop in this area too.

Why does my horse have a lump?

The three most common types of lumps/bumps a horse will get are sarcoids, squamous cell carcinoma or melanomas. Melanomas are most commonly seen in grey horses. There are as many different ways to treat each of these conditions as there are horses in Kentucky and each method has a different success rate.

How do you measure a saddle gullet?

The gullet of the saddle is the gap between the two bars of the saddle tree. It is measured at the front of the saddle. You measure your Western saddle’s gullet by stretching a tape measure from concho to concho across the front of the saddle directly below the pommel.

How do I know what size my saddle is?

Saddle Seat Size You would start by placing the tape measure (at mark 0) in the centre of the saddle badge/head nail and measure to the centre of the cantle. This measurement in inches is the saddle seat size which is measured in whole and ½ units e.g. 17”, 17.5” etc.