Smilies.. I wonder if the good lord has had time to dig the rock piles out of the snow and distribute them back along the trail for our spring upcoming rides yet..lol
When I get home tonight I will post a picture of one of my pack saddles on my website, perhaps in the trekking gear section so you can see the difference..
Yes I have been doing some research into different pack saddles and like yourself, like the movement in the new Phillips design.
We have a lot of up and especially downhill trekking and our current saddles sway a lot with each step the horse makes, which in turn needs a close eye kept on pack loads.
It would be great to be able to relax knowing the phillips goes with the flow of the horse and not rigid like the current models..
My saddlier has looked at pics of the Phillips and doesnt like the use of rivots to hold rigging and also commented that the rigging is quite thin looking..
Decisions decisions.......... smilies.