On your horse, it sits weird..idk but it just looks off. If the saddle is sitting on your horse without a pad, can you easily run your hand under the saddle and over his shoulder without any pressure? If you can the saddle fits well there but seems to be too wide at the withers. If you can't, the saddle is too narrow and you need to look for a wider model. To me, the saddle looks a tad wide, but a few bumper pads would fix that.Posted via Mobile Device
Exactly. Running your hand under the saddle at his shoulders will help you feel for pressure and see if its to tight. When the saddle is on your horse without a pad, you should be able to see light from the back and front. Meaning if you were looking through the cantle of the saddle to the pommel, you should see light through it and reverse. Also be able to fit 3 fingers in the tree with and without a pad. You don't want to have to over pad.
A few people also said it looked a tad small. It does, sadly. The seat is a little small for you which would make the flaps a little short too just being a small saddle (i think). But its a nice looking saddle! Especially for jumping.
The reason that the best saddles are flocked with wool is because wool molds to the horse aka it breaks in!Posted via Mobile Device
The good thing about a wool flocked saddle is it can be reflocked or have added wool to raise it up or reshape it when it gets older. You will find however that most CC saddles, saddles used primarily in Hunter/Jumpers are stuffed with foam and cannot be reflocked. Its a bummer, but extremely common. A majority of CC saddles are foam.
I'm looking for a close contact. I think it is a close contact but I'm thinking it is a jumping. I asked the girl selling it and she said it is just a close contact... ?
CC saddles can be used for Jumping. Most hunters I have known have CC saddles. Maybe that's where the wires are crossed. Some people look at CC saddles and jumping as the same. But I would ask the girl selling it for sure!!