Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canadensis, Pennsylvania
I LOVE my HDR. I have an HDR Pro Close Contact.
It's a 17.5" seat which is my size. Honestly it's not that bad to ride in a saddle that's a bit big for you, some people like the room!
One thing I can say, about my saddle specifically (that model) is that if you have short legs, it may be uncomfortable. The seat is very square, like you can feel the edge against your thigh unless you make your stirrups fairly short (which makes sense, the saddle is made for jumping in)
The leather is VERY soft, on all the HDRs I've seen/sat in. You have to be gentle with them as they scratch easily. They're very comfortable and I don't think they make any major adjustments to your position.
I'm buying mine, slowly, for $700. I don't think that 500 is a bad price, as long as it's in good shape(:
I live to ride and I ride to live
Horses are just angels without wings
11/01/09 <3 my horse left hoof prints on my heart