Saddle fit help please (Fitting my butt!)
Ok, so the great deal on the Stubben Saddle I found on Ebay was too good to be true (like everything else in my horse life lol). I'm not that concerned because it was a cheap investment, and I knew that buying on ebay was a risky thing to do. It's a GORGEOUS saddle, BRILLIANT condition, but it was listed as 17" and it's measuring to be more of an 18". I am 5"7 (almost) and about 120 lbs, but I am wondering if there is any way this 18" would work. I am attaching pictures of myself sitting in the saddle, even though it is not properly balanced on the couch as it would be on a horses back. There is about two or three fingers more than the width of my hand on the cantle when I am sitting in it, which I know means it's too big.
Should I look into reselling it, or do you think it fits ok enough to ride in? I've never really had experience with saddles that are too big. The thing is, I don't have a horse, but I'm pathetically collecting tack for a future horse. I just can't have a horse right now for a lot of reasons but that's what I want more than anything, so the second I am able to have a horse, I will probably have enough tack to be ready for him! I'm on a college equestrian team and the horses don't have specific saddles, so I can use this on the team's horses if it fits any of them properly. It's a Medium/Medium-wide gullet width. I'm trying to decide if the 18" would be ridiculously large or if it would be fine for now.
Sorry that got longer than I was expecting, but thanks for help in advance!