Tiny Girl - Long Legs - Saddle Issue - Help!
Not a problem quite yet, but I see it coming...
LMEqT is almost nine. She is still teeny - 53 pounds - and a twig but she is tall, with long thighs.
She has a Pessoa pony saddle now, 15 3/4 seat. She swims in it... Her 14 inch saddle would have fit her rear end forever! But her leg has almost already outgrown the flap on the Pessoa . It is long enough but almost not forward enough for stirrups short enough to jump.
What to do? My neighbor is a saddler and I think he could do a custom flap on any saddle. I am seriously considering doing that, and maybe even going down to a 15 inch seat if I do.
But it seems crazy to be considering semi- custom tack for a child, even if she is pretty serious and rides a lot. Any other ideas?