Originally Posted by freia
I've used a Passier for years on a horse with this shape, and have had a happy horse. The Passier has pretty high rocker (banana-shaped front-to back underneath) rather than straight, which is what you'll want. Any reason why you're looking for something similar to a Passier and Stubben and not just get a Passier? They're wonderful saddles.
And a Stubben and Passier aren't similar. They're similar price points, similar quality, and both German companies, but they fit very differently. Passiers have very short tree points, Stubbens are pretty long. Passiers have more rocker.
Another suggestion to relive sore sports is to use a pad with viscoelestic inserts. They distribute pressure and relieve pressure points very effectively. Just don't get too-thick inserts, or it will mess up the saddle fit. You'll want one with a sheepskin or wool felt underside: Skito, Equipedic, Toklat Matrix T3, etc... Endurance-type pads.
I had been looking for alternatives due to the cost of a Passier. But thank you for your advice!(: Posted via Mobile Device