I currently use a really plush Tucker, my wife says I am crazy to think I want something else but I am still at the lower end of "Intermediate" and I lose allot of confidence at any kind of speed in this saddle.
I have tried an Aussie saddle and LOVED the little "Thigh Wing Things" but don't care for the overall design, too much leather on the sides and the strap under my crotch was annoying.
I even went and asked a saddle shop if they could somehow ADD the "Wing Thingies" to my Tucker and the girl told me she could not (after looking at me like I was crazy).
I saw the Clinton Anderson saddles at one of his clinics and was infatuated with the combo of Western design, and the high back sat and "Wing Things" on it. However, I couldn't stomach paying even his "Limited Time Show Discount" prices.
Can anyone suggest brands or models that might be similar to the CA Saddle and give me Western style and cut and add the parts of the Aussie that allowed me to lock myself into the saddle better? Or even a name for what I am looking for because I really don't even know what to ask for when I try to describe this.
I did find these, but they don't look to have much in the padding dept for my desk sitting @$$, but they are very similar to what I envision.
Down Under Crossover Saddle with Horn