We just purchased a Friesian/Percheron cross and at 16.1 hands and 1700lbs she dwarfs my little quarter horse. The problem is both our saddles fit him perfectly and nothing we own even comes close to fitting her. So I have a few questions about saddles for draft crosses.
First, what type of saddle fit them best?
I know her previous owners rode in an Australian saddle and mom and sister seem to want to buy one. I'm use to an English saddle, but I would really like to get the saddle that is best for the horse.
Second, if we decide to get an Australian saddle, are there some good mid-range ones? Are there some to just avoid?
Lastly, if I buy an English saddle for her are there some brands that fit draft type horses better than others?
I look forward to hearing your advice, thanks for your time!