I need some cheese for my whine! Update - Taking one on trial!
So while I was visiting my dad on Thanksgiving, I found a local ad for a 17 inch Tad Coffin for around $1,000 and made an appointment to see it. I brought a tape measurer with me to measure the width of the tree to make sure it would fit my very wide paint gelding.
So I get there, and they pull out a very nicely kept Tad Coffin. Soft, supple leather and it measured 5" from point to point - perfect for my guy! Well, I start looking and realize that it looks awful small, so I measure the seat... 15 freaking inches :no: There's a huge difference between a 17" and a 15" saddle! That goes from an adult saddle to a child saddle. Alas, it was too good to be true and I still don't have a saddle (that I like) for my short, fat paint :(
When selling a saddle, please measure it before you put it online!