I'm currently riding my draft cross gelding (1/2 perch, 1/4 arab, 1/4 paint) in a Bates Caprelli for jumping and the new Bates Isabell for dressage. Both saddles have the adjustable gullet system. Mack will be 6 yts old this summer and I've got the XW gullet in both saddles and there is no wider gullet currently available from Bates. My trainer has told me that Mack will keep growing for the next 2 years and will definitely outgrow these 2 saddles....oh joy :roll:. I am interested in saddle recommendations from anyone out there with drafts or draft crosses. I would love to hear about good and bad experiences for both jumping and dressage saddles. Thanks in advance for any information you've got , much appreciated!
I included a picture of Mr Mack-aroni's big head not because it will help with saddle recommendations but because who here doesn't enjoy horse pictures?