07-31-2013, 07:58 PM
| || | Jumping saddle comparisons
I am considering upgrading my jumping saddle, and was wondering what models people have used and would recommend. I am 5'8", with most of my height coming from my legs, and my horse is a STOCKY appaloosa x Hanoverian. (16.3hh, 700kgs). At the moment I use a wintec 500 close contact - the older style - and ride in a white gullet plate (extra wide), and do dressage in a Fenmore Citori extra wide custom fit. I'd be looking for a leather saddle, for use in Open eventing/1.15m show jumping. Any saddles you wouldn't touch with a 10ft barge pole? Any that are drool worthy? I quite like the look of the JW saddles, and Bates. Prestige generally have pommels an inch too high... more for the thoroughbreds... please and thank you!