PS Your Morgan horse - The Morgan was said to be a Welsh Cob - or so the bouyos from Wales would have you believe. Indeed from the photos
he could be an old fashioned Welshie who incidentally are bred to ride and drive.
The only photos I have up on this site are of Scout. My part Morgan sadly passed this spring, at approxamately 20 years young. Here are some pics of Johnny from summer '08.
Sorry about the sizes, I think my computer hates me today.
Johnny wasn't a tremendous show horse, but he loved trail riding, and was a brilliant halter pony. We crammed a lot of fun into 5 years...
I'm pretty sure Scout is mostly QH, but he has enough "poofy" hair and pony bent to his size and build that I would not be at all surprised to find some Welshie in his background. I have had others say that he looks Morgan as well.
I'm a sucker for these large pony breeds and crosses!
Thanks so much for the additional info on the saddle! I'm definitely in the "window shopping" stage.
By and large, saddle fit is taken pretty seriously in the U.S. Granted, in my particular area of Hillbilly Heaven, there are some exceptions (and a distinct lack of professional fitters), but most riders are at least aware of the warning signs of a grossly improper fit. Sadly, there are
a lot of "pad happy" people over here, who think that even a well fitting saddle can be made better with 3 numnahs, a western pad, and a gel cushion.