BUT, I'm buying an HDR. Yes, yes I am. I just got back from the barn, where Nelson and I had a saddle fit session with Classic Saddlery and I am in love.
This saddle is BEAUTIFUL, and to boot, it has the adjustable tree. It fits Nelson wonderfully, and it puts me in a great position, and I sit in the saddle just how I should - the best part of the whole thing, is the movement we got out of Nelson when I rode him in it. He naturally stretched down and rounded his back without me asking him to.
I can't wait to get it! I am sooo excited!!!
I take back what I've said about HDR's, I was wrong. I'm quite impressed with the quality, the comfortness, the tree shape, the width of the gullet channel, the rear panels are shaped perfectly for Nelson's back, the rear gullet channel is a 4 finger width - just the whole thing - I'm sold!