As some more attentive forum members may have noticed, I've been desperately searching for an affordable saddle for my fat draftie Pony. I was pointed in the direction of Ascot International draft saddles by a helpful poster here, and found this one on Ebay. It's a lovely price and seems decent, and even the color I want (black).
I'm mostly concerned about the gullet measurement. I've never bought a saddle before and I don't honestly know how exact this has to be to work and not hurt my horse. I did a wither tracing yesterday and she looks like she needs a 9" gullet. This saddle has a 10" gullet. Do I need to keep looking for an exactly 9" or could the 10" somehow work?
Any other thoughts, opinions, or experience with this brand would be appreciated as well!