What are your opinions on soft saddles?
For an adult balanced rider? I'm looking particularly at the Down Under Soft Saddle and the Cashel Soft Saddle.
One big question for anyone who has them - where the stirrups connect to the saddle, do they push extra pressure in one spot on the horse's back or is it moderately spread out?
I have two drafts with dramatically different backs, I only do light trail riding, I figure a breast collar can help reduce the likelyhood of twisting.
Has anyone used either of them?
This is the cashel, the only pic of it:
This is the Down Under saddle