Originally Posted by Canterklutz
Not a fan of the Thorowgood-K&M-Hastilow saddles. They are all built on the same tree. The difference is in the quality of the leather (TG is synthetic).
They put you in this terrible chair seat that makes it really hard to get out of the back of the saddle. I've had several people of various builds and heights try out my K&M and it put everyone in a nasty chair seat and made it really hard to 2point in. They are nicely constructed though and the adjustability is great for really hard to fit and constantly changing horses. The synthetic leather in the TG is really nice though and looks just like leather.
Its funny you say that. The Thorowgoods are very popular in the dressage world around here. If they are adjusted properly they should not be tipping you forward or putting you in a chair seat. I have ridden in a few of the older Thorowgoods and found them to be very comfortable and put me in a great position. I've ridden in the dressage and GP.
Where were you able to sit in the Thorowgood T8 jump saddle? I've been calling around the country and cannot seem to find anyone who has one in stock that you can go sit in. I want to try out the jump saddle since I already have the synthetic version of the GP and am looking for a slightly more forward flap.
I haven't been able to sit in the jump saddle but I have a friend who has ridden in the jump, and her and I look for the same things in a saddle. She said its really nice and comfortable so I am going for it. Greenhawk had to order it in for me as they don't have the jump in the store and I wanted it in brown which has to be ordered anyway. So it will be 10 long weeks before I get it in *sigh*