So this Big Horn was my absolute FAVORITE saddle to ride in 2-3 years ago. However, I didn't own it.
Then, when I got Lacey a saddle I looked for one like this, couldn't find one. When I got Lacey her second saddle after discovering that the first didn't fit well, I looked for this model and couldn't find it. Now, FINALLY, someone is selling this model of saddle and I'm planning on buying it because I love it to death.
At the time I was riding Lacey in it, people thought it fit her pretty well. However, I'd like to get a re-check on those pictures just to make sure ya'll still agree on the fit before I fully commit to buying this one I found.
That all comes down to mean that these pictures are 2.5 to 3 years old and I have no way of getting more current/better pictures. I know they aren't the best pictures and that some shoulder shots would be nice but I didn't know about that 3 years ago.
Another thing I would like you to consider, if you would, as you peruse these, is that Lacey has developed a lot more back muscle and has a much more developed topline now than she did when I was taking these pictures. So, does it appear that there's room for that "oomph"-increase? I do know that when I was riding in this saddle, I usually had to double pad it to keep the gullet off her withers by the end of a long ride, so I assume that it'll probably be fine with her current "oomph"-y-ness.
And then, difference in body shape comparison (just to give you an idea of the change we're talking about here):
Around when these saddle fit pictures were taken:
As an aside, I think she's pretty much aging backwards? Should I talk to my vet about that?
I do have this model of saddle with semi-QH bars (and a 12inch seat, haha) which I use as my lesson saddle but as is the case with most "pony" saddles on Lacey, it's a little snug. She doesn't throw a huge fit, but I know I need FQH bars for a saddle I'm going to ride in. This saddle I'm looking into is FQH and the one in these pictures is FQH.
Thank you! I appreciate it. :)