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johnnysauntie
Jun. 3, 2011, 03:52 PM
I have a new horse (yay!) and subsequently need a new saddle.

I'd prefer one that has smaller blocks and a shallower seat. I've sat in a Passier Antares and really liked it. I'm also going to look at the KN Symphonie if my fitter has one.

I've ridden in a Kieffer Lech, and liked it fairly well, and I have an old Stubben Romanus that I also like but is a pinch too narrow for my new steed. My Wintec Isabell has fallen far out of favor.

I am tall, have a fairly long femur and prefer a narrower twist.

The horse in question is an OTTB with pretty good back conformation - he doesn't appear to present any substantial fitting challenges. However, his top line needs a lot of work, so my my ideal saddle will be adjustable (either manually or by a fitter) to accommodate his changes.

I do not have a huge budget - only about $2k or so.

Appreciate any other suggestions of makes/models I should look at.

arabiansrock
Jun. 3, 2011, 04:42 PM
look at the Fairfax, it sits alot like a passier in terms of rider balance, and has adjustable gullet system. Can be had for 1850. Advanced saddle fit and Hastilow competition saddles both sell them