I just got an OTTB with shark fin withers and am having a hell of a time finding the right saddle to get for him. I live in El Paso TX so finding english tack is extremely hard, let alone a saddle fitter. So basically I'm on my own and all I have ever owned are wintecs and QHs, so this is way out of my knowledge. Any advice on what brands and types of saddles to look for would be much appreciated, as well as sites that have good trial policies for saddles. I do not want to buy something I can't try first. I don't have much to spend, need to keep it under $1000 and plan on showing hunters.
This is a previous thread I made seeing if I could fix the fit with some kind of pad.. It has pictures of him without the saddle so you can see what I'm working with.
Need help finding a pad for OTTB with high narrow withers
He has been out of work for a long time so doesnt have much of a topline.
Please help. I really want to be able to ride him. All we've been doing is groundwork and lunging over poles and small jumps to work on his muscling.