yes i was going to do that anyway but the synthetic really will not fit him untill he loses weight, fitting it probably wont help. when he loses weight i will unless i like the leather one better and already i think it is more comfortable. i will get the leather on fitted to him, see how well it fits him as it is, im also going to get a sheepskin for extra padding in the meantime and that will help with the fact he hasnt been excersied properly in nearly 5 months.
the knees rolls on the leather are better! the ones an the synthetic are under the saddle flap and can be romoved so it can be more suitable for dressage or jumping, i think it is a cool idea but im worried the velcro will ware out and they will just keep falling off :s and they are hard to get level and you end of riding with wonky knees :P
Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.