Originally Posted by tinyliny
Is that a PS baum? I think they are very good saddles, but like you said, they have NO cush. The saddle seems to be right at the back edge limit of the weight bearing area on the back. I guess Fjords have short backs?
The fjords don't have particularly short backs - nothing like an Arabian. To me it looks more like the no-name and Passier are very different seat sizes, which makes the Passier go pretty far back on the last rib. Do you agree Tiny? Just eyeballing the proportions, I would guess the no-name is about a 16.5" and the Passier is a 17.5 or 18"?
MsBHavin, have you measured both saddles for the seat size? If they're really different sizes, one or the other might not be a viable option for you. Maybe the Passier just looks bigger because it has a flatter seat. And you've placed the Passier in a much more correct position on your horse's back, which is further back than the other saddle in your first pic. Little camera and picture differences can really trick the eye.