Older daughter and her hubby surprised me this Mother's Day. I've been looking for a saddle that fits both my horse and my backside, and let me tell you, it ain't easy to find one in my price range - especially when every time I get the $$ saved up, something else comes up and there goes the $$!
Yes, it's probably an import, but the tree is straight, the leather is decent quality, and if it will last me a couple of years, I may be able to fit in a more "normal" sized saddle, and can get a really good one.
I think the saddle may be a tad long for Dancer's back. Hopefully, a good pad will help keep it from rubbing. If it doesn't is it possible to trim the skirt an inch or two? I know it will mess up the pretty tooling, but I'm not really worried about that. I'm not a "pretty" person.
At least this saddle doesn't pinch her withers. I'll probably need a built up pad though, since she is built more than a little downhill?
I know these aren't the best pix to judge fit by. I will try to get better ones this weekend. Too bad you can't judge fit by a saddle staying put when a ding dong grandson decides it would be cute to throw a rock up next to her head to see her jump sidewise. Saddle didn't move an inch, and it wasn't cinched at all. Grandson moved more than an inch, and couldn't sit down for a while!