What dressage saddle fits fairly straight backed horse?
At some point I will be looking for a dressage saddle as I can't use my dressage trainers extra saddle anymore. I rode in the Wintec Isabell and my jumping saddle is a Thornhill. I will not have a big budget and would appreciate some ideas. Thanks.
Well that is what my trainers have said maybe she was saying compared to her WB or something I don't.. bc he has big withers yes but not too curvy in the sense. I do know not to put it on the withers and all that.. I have to be very careful with him bc he's had broken withers in the past before I owned him. Im trying to find what brands are good and comfortable but not super expensive and do not have super long flaps as I am only 5'1
Due to this I will try to edit my post name... but help is appreicated with suggestions
Well unfortunately it will not let me edit it any longer..
If possible, i'd suggest looking for a saddle with a cutback head to give that extra wither clearance you might need. I have a kieffer for my TB who has huge withers and it fits him quite nicely. I bought it used for a great price so it's possible to find the right saddle that doesn't break the bank. ;)
Foxy, he doesn't look very straight back to me. I personally have Thornhill Vienna dressage saddle. And Thornhill jumping saddle was a good fit for my horse as well (although I decided to go with MT as a cheaper option). So very well may be Thornhill would work for your horse.
yea I was thinking that bc that's what kind of jumping saddle I have. Just not sure about flap lengths.. im only 5'1
Hmmmmm.... Vienna I own has long flaps (but I'm 5'8 - 5'9 myself). However very well may be it comes in short flap too (or some other models do). I bought mine from this place (they are very nice to deal with so you may want to call and just ask): Contact Us | Maryland Tack, Inc.
My OTTB's back looks to be a similar shape(although it's hard to tell for sure since your pic is on a angle) and I ride her in a wintec pro dressage, I got it for a really good price here Green River Tack It's the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden in, I'm only 5'4 and I don't find the flaps long at all, and I had a 12 year old ride in it with no problem with the flaps being too long... this is my OTTB
I've been advised to stay away from the wintecs or bates saddles and I'm not really a fan of the way the wintec pro looks ne way. I think I'm going to look for a Kieffer, Passier or Thornhill. But more suggestions are welcome as I'm trying to find something that is very comfortable and will last a while