I bought a used Courbette saddle a few months ago and I absolutely love it. It was labeled All Purpose at the tack shop but it looks like a straight Dressage saddle to me. Anyways my trainer told me to get a wider saddle soon, as my horse is half draft, 6 years old, and will need at least 32 cm gullet. So, since I liked my Courbette so much I decided to get another one.
My old saddle's dimensions: 31cm gullet (meduium) 18" seat. The seat is a tad big for me- in the first picture. I just bought this saddle on Ebay: a 32cm gullet (wide) with a 17'' seat- second picture.
Am I crazy or does this new saddle look TINY? You wouldn't think one inch difference in the seat would make it that much smaller. I ride in 15'' saddles and they're only slightly too small. For me 16'' is perfect. But, I measured it and its exactly 17''. Why does it look so small? Are Dressage saddles smaller than A/P saddles? I'm confused