Originally Posted by Horsey4me
My Horse is on the lean side,he will have to gain muscle and a little weight....Whatever saddle I find now will I have to replace that one once he fills in?
Tough one. You have a few options:
-1- Get one that fits now. When he fills in, you'll probably need a different one. If you make sure you don't overpay for the one you get now, you should be able to sell it for close to what you pay.
-2- Get one that's a little wide now, and use shims or a correction pad to fill in the difference. When he fills in, it may (or may not) still fit him.
-3- Get something with an adjustable tree, like a Wintec with adjustable gullets. A lot of the newer saddles in other brands allow adjustment now as well. Note that the adjustable tree/gullet still doesn't guarantee that the saddle will fit, since there's more to saddle fit than just the tree angle or gullet width. But if you find one of these that fits nicely, it may likely adjust to fit nicely when he fills in as well.