I am yet to find my 'perfect' saddle. **** short legs!! I'm so fussy with saddles, I do like/love some, but they're not exactly right I find. I HATE being trapped/forced into a position by my saddle, but I also hate saddles that offer no support at all, mostly due to the fact that I am usually riding young/green/breakers so like that little bit of added security. Because I've got short legs, I really struggle to find a saddle with adequate support without forcing my position. Apparently isabell's are designed for the vertically challanged folk like myself, but I can't stand them, when I get off my hips ache and they force my position, I get tipped forward in them and feel like I need to sit back almost on the cantle! Hate them!
But then the Otto's, I love them, but again, not quite right, the twist is a little too wide and so again, I get off sore.
County's I really love, but only the pre '94 models, the new ones force the position too much and are more for the long leggeds of the riding world. Plus it is **** near impossible to find an old style county between 16.5" and 17" that will fit my horse.
Today I confirmed a lease on a HUGE percheron x tb mare, and at 3 years old, she barely fits an extra wide gullet and wears a 6'9 rug. So as you can imagine, my saddle problem is going to escalate, I think I'm going to have to stick to cheap wintec GP's with this girl! *vomits*
*grumbles and continues saddle search*