Yes I am aware about proper saddle fitting and choosing a correct size. The main reason why I have trouble finding a saddle is because my mare has a very short distance from behind her shoulder blade to her last rib, so the panels must be short if I choose a treed saddle. This makes it even more difficult for me because that would mean I have to ride in a saddle too small for me, and that of course hinders her comfort as well as my own.
A treeless will most likely be my best option, but I would like one with a VPS in it for more spinal protection. The saddle I currently have is an older model without the VPS and I don't think it is lifted off her back enough, even with an equipedic saddle pad that is designed to be used with a treeless saddle.
Mainly my question is what brands of saddles are made specifically for short backed horses and can anyone give me feedback about them including experience if they've used them before. Or if anyone has a saddle that is for sale I may be interested in it. Thank you.