My pony Duncan will be two years old in March. By then I'd like to start putting a saddle on him-- not with any weight, or anyone riding, just getting him used to the sensation (having something on his back, have the girth around his middle, etc). I've already started putting a bit in his mouth every time I go out to see him (he doesn't like it, but he doesn't fight it... just chews on it for a while).
He's around 10hh at the moment, and I'm expecting him to top out at about 11. Keep in mind that I have absolutely no plans on riding him personally. He's too fine boned and small for me, and even when he's fully grown he'll be too small. I'm training him for my future kids to be able to ride.
So, after all that, I'd like to know what size saddles I should be looking at. I'm going to get him an English saddle first, but I have no idea where to start with sizing them, or even what to look for (I've ridden western my whole life).
Again, I'm not going to be riding him, and I'm not going to be letting any one else ride him until he's old enough. I just want a starting point to look for saddles. Mmmk? So there's no need to lecture me on when to start him with the hard work. Just puttin that out there