what are you built like? I mean, we know that Pony is a 'barrel' shape, but are you short and thin? tall and thin, short and plump?
Sorry to be so blunt . . .but it matters in terms of how your leg will lie against such a round shape as Pony's barrel.
I appreciate you asking. I'm skinny. I'm 5'5 and about 115, mostly muscle. My legs are apparently longer than normal. All of my instructors are like "You have long legs!" but I want to know why, if that's true, pants are always too long for me? I am still trying to figure out if I have narrow hips or wide hips. They're wide in proportion to my waist, but narrow relative to the average person's hips.
You may be wondering how I look on Pony. I don't actually look weird. His stomach "takes up" plenty of leg, as they say, so my feet don't reach past his belly.
My guess is, given the different tree styles, that at most one of these saddles will be really "right" for us, and I won't really have a decision to make. I think I would be OK with either one of them. I SO hope that one of them fits!
And yes, the resale value of the saddle is about the last thing I'm thinking about. If one of these fits him, and I ever sell him, then the saddle is going with him. Save the next person the headache. If he somehow slims down and muscles up and the saddle no longer fits, I'd still keep it just in case.