I am looking to buy a Beval Butet Devon 2000 for $900 (at least, that's what the owner says the saddle is, but I think that she actually meant a Beval Devon 2000
). Does anyone know anything about the Beval brand, or even better, the Devon 2000 in particular? I've heard that they are very well-made close-contact saddles, but I've also heard that the Devon 2000 is unpopular with some people because it has a "hard, flat seat." Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Also, my horse is a very hard saddle fit...super high withers, broad shoulders and chest, deep girth. Can anyone tell me whether or not the saddle would fit him? If I need a shim pad, that's okay...I just don't want any more then that, because I hate a bunch of bulk cutting me off from my horses back! :roll:
Here is a link to pics of the saddle: Butet English Saddle for Sale in Parker, Colorado CO - HorseClicks