Currently I have an older (1992+/-) Collegiate Graduate close contact saddle that he's being doing his lunge work with. It fits ok but not well, imo. The saddle is a medium tree and I feel is a little tight width wise, plus it bridges. I've put my prestige dressage saddle with a 32cm tree on him and the width seems better but the tree is too curvy. My stubben juventus D is also a 32cm tree and fits better with a more appropriate curve to the tree.
Would you recommend getting a stubben close contact for him with a similar tree shape? If so which stubben model has the same/similar tree shape/curve? Or would you recommend getting something like a toulouse or tekna that can be adjusted but isn't going to break the bank (read - I don't want to spend $2k on a saddle that fits now but won't in a short period of time, nor do I want to spend $ on a saddle that could potentially be damaged by a youngster and i'll be really upset over).