Good to hear! I've been staring at it all day now, trying to objectively think about the fit. He is a lot wider than he looks. The shoulder could use a little tiny bit of shimming as it is now, but I'm going to play with it and see what I can do by moving the outer pad around.
I am having trouble deciding if I had it sitting too far back/forward or what. The saddle pad I used makes it look kind of wonky, so I don't know. He didn't have any objections, so that's something at least.
I can't wait to see your new saddle! I still love Big Horns.
I'm putting my BH up for sale on Tuesday. I'm hoping to make enough money off of it to pay for shims and maybe a new girth. I'm going to miss that saddle.
Brighteyes- I just saw a picture of your specialized. It's so cool! I had been reading that the specialized saddles are used with thin pads. I have a nearly new PRI dressage pad that I could use, though I do like the idea of using sheepskin.
There is no rep. in IL either, the closest one to me is in Michigan...I'll have to try to get a hold of someone.
Where did you get your girth from? Is that leather or neoprene buckle guard? I am going to have to get an endurance cinch. The one pictured above is a regular dressage cinch and the buckles are slightly too narrow.
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