Adjustable albion saddle?
I have a very unfashionable, dinosaur of a dressage saddle that I got very cheaply on ebay because it looked wide enough to fit my horse whose body type is best described as a barrel with a face.
It's an old early 70s looking model Albion dressage saddle, with a very faded HR (herbert rehbein?) and Mansion House logo stamped to the underside of the flap. It seems very well made, the tree is sound, and both my horse and I love it.
While I was conditioning it today, I noticed it had a mechanism in the gullet similar to the marcel toulouse Genesis system. Not identical, since it didn't have any locking nuts on the side of the adjustment wheel, but close.
Now I've never heard of an older Albion having an adjustable gullet. I bought it thinking it was a fixed gullet, and the sellers listing never indicated otherwise. Does anyone have experience with this brand of saddle, or has anyone even heard of an adjustable mansion house albion?
I've heard lots of great things about the old albions, but all of my Google searches for an adjustable gullet model come up empty. I know better than to go bonkers changing the adjustment with every ride, but I haven't heard anything good or bad about this tree. It's almost unnerving having so little feedback on a saddle that is old enough to get a seniors discount. Somebody after all these years must have something to say about this saddle.