I'm getting frustrated trying to find a saddle to fit Alto, I've tried 5 western saddles on him so far, and nothing seems to fit, we've tried FQHB, arab flex tree, semi bars, and a bunch of random to hand could be anythings
So this is the shape we're trying to fit, any ideas?
Rum4, I'm seriously thing about a treeless, but not totally sure.
My saddle fitting skills REALLY need improving, but the problem I'm getting is I can get something that looks fairly good in the front, but they all seem to kick up to far in the back. I think that heis quite flat backed so the rock is wrong on him.
Seeing that he hasn't been ridden for many years, and I'm just starting him, I really want him to be comfortable. Here is a slide show of what we have had on him during his ground training
From the pictures you posted, it looks like you may have the saddle too far back. I think that tex tan, if you got a smaller gullet measurement, would work just fine on him--I believe tex tan trees are kind of table-ish. The reinsman saddle, with a smaller gullet, also looks like it would suit him well. The abetta tree looked a little more curved, I have one for my TB and it fits him, but he also has a curvy back.