IMO..in my opinion :) |
LOl. You are getting in uncharted territory for me, I would think if she is not done quite growing yet than her back is going to change more. And in my experience backs change with riding and work as well. I really don't know what to tell you, maybe find a saddle that will work for now and if it comes time that it doesn't fit maybe you can sell it and find one that works as you go. But I think the best would be to get with a good saddle maker in your area and her evaluated. He could be a better judge maybe find something that could work now or later with changing of pads?(I hate saying that)
I am used to having a few saddles to choose from and then find the best one that works maybe a tweak with a different pad and/or blanket combo. I realize if you have to pad to compensate it isn't ideal but I would rather do that than not at all. And I haven't sored anything yet with the good saddles I have. I have quite the assortment of good and pads and blankets...so take my advice for what its worth..free lol
Haha thank you for clearing that up about "IMO"! I do know of a saddle maker in a close town, I may even have an inside hook up through a friend. Kind of a friend of a friend deal. Not 100% though. It's okay, I really appreciate your advice! Whatever (if any) money I have left over I think the next thing I'll be getting is a quality saddle pad!
I agree . She has a flat back and many , if not most , saddles will have a rocker effect. An arab tree might be best, I think they are more often flat backed, but correct me if I am wrong. They are certainly short, which is somethng you wanted.
Well, her mom is a 100% pure bred arabian. Sooo, this may explain things. I see what you are saying though, with such a flat back most saddles out there are going to be geared for something with more of a sway. Which really I'm not sure I can fix with pads.
Oh boy! This is going to be much harder than I originally thought! I am grateful to the HF though, because without you guys I probably would still be very naive to a proper saddle fit!!! I'm sure Sasha thanks you too!