Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Nelson is an EXTREMELY hard to fit TB gelding - and when I say extreme, I mean frustrating. I've had 4 saddlers work with us, and every single one of them said that I would never find a saddle that fit him well, and I'd have to pad up to make the saddle fit, instead of vice versa...
Well, until today, I believed that. That HDR fit him wonderfully! I do not have to shim here and there, and fill in gaps and pockets like I thought I would have to. That HDR fit him so nicely with my half pad, I'm thrilled!
Of course, we have to use the wide adjustment on the tree because Nelson has broad shoulders and a broad back - that's why I am padding him up to fill in horse, but I am thrilled with the outcome!
The saddle is so comfortable as well, and made out of beautiful, soft, supple leather. When I sat in it, it put my weight on the front of the saddle instead of the rear, and it put me in a great position for XC, I was smiling! It has front and rear blocks, nice forward flaps that accomodate my long legs, and I fit in it like I did my Harry Dabbs - snug as a bug in a rug.
I haven't stopped talking about it! I'm super exctatic!