Originally Posted by PaintLover17
So, my questions: Is this a good brand? It has air filled panels (flair I think he called them?). Are these typically comfortable for the horse and rider? Also, the saddle doesn't have knee rolls. I ride hunters and am starting to jump (mostly crossrails now with a few low verticals) but I plan to go up to 2'6. Will not having knee rolls be a problem?
Is it a good saddle? Yes, Schleese makes lovely, well-balanced, quality saddles. Good for horses and riders alike.
Flair panels: I've heard only good things about them, but have never ridden in one. They are adjustable, which is great. I don't know, but I would think that they might have some "bounce" to them? I wouldn't like that personally.
No knee-rolls. Not a problem at 2'6" if you've learned to ride using good position and good lower-leg control. If you've learned to ride by relying on the saddle to put you in the right position, you might be in for a surprise. Check out this thread: No kneeroll jumpers?