Originally Posted by teamfire
Tried out a whole bunch of dressage saddles in the search for something for my straight backed gelding. I found a lot of saddles 'locked' me in position, and honestly, didn't like it. It also felt like there was so... much between me and the horse. I could barely 'feel' him.
Ended up finding an old Neidersuss saddle, and LOVE it. It feels very close contact, doesn't lock me in but still encourages a good position. But honestly, what I like most about it is that it feels simply like a saddle, not a couch of some sort on a horse, lol.
Even the new Niedersuss saddles are the same way.
Not fancy or gimmicky, love em.
I am considering looking at purchasing a custom Albion though. I rode in one and found the twist to be too narrow for me, but otherwise the saddle is very well put together. I am doubtful I will find anything I like more than my KN though!!