So... When Riley turned 3 he outgrew my HDR (I had ordered a wide - but when I traded it in, I realized it was a regular gullet). I traded it in for a wide M. Tollouse, the guy promised me Ri would not outgrow it... Well... He's a 4 year old now and I'm pretty sure he's outgrown it.
I am going to try to get my trainer to look at it, if I don't get him to her before the fair, I will get someone to look at it there. It's useable but I've noticed that, it's not the perfect fit. I love that saddle. I LOVE THAT SADDLE!
LOL.. so I'm wondering... do I trade it for an extra-wide M. Tolouse, or should I aim more for a Bates or a Collegiate with the interchangeable gullet system? I think I like the Collegiate but is it worth the extra grand?
Please weigh in on ideas/advice ect. I'm open to any brand of saddle but I don't think I have the money to have one made. A friend of mine just did that and I know it was several grand, her then 4 year old warmblood has since grown out of that one and she's on her next. Before that she had the Beval which she raved about....
Suggestions would really help. PS - I just taped Riley to see what he weighs and he's right around 1100 lbs if that helps, he's not super tall, just around 16 hands by the tape. I need to get a measuring stick. Maybe husband will take me to tractor supply tonight. Thanks for any help.
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