Saddle help + Vega saddle question.
I'm currently searching for a new close contact or monoflap saddle for my horse.
I am working with a saddle fitter, but they're having trouble finding ones in my budget (around $2000ish + more if they sell my consigned Schleese dressage saddle) that fit both me and my horse. they have a list of saddles available, but I can find the same ones on ebay for a good $1000 to $1500 less, sometimes even more than that.
I'm about 5' 9", about 140 lbs, with a longer femur. I would likely need either a 17 with a forward flap or a 17.5-18" saddle. My horse is a 3/4 tb, 1/4 tb, and likely needs a medium to medium wide tree depending on brand.
Here is a link to an album containing pictures of my horses back. He's a bit thin and has bite marks because he just moved to a new barn. http://pets.webshots.com/album/583429474saWZXf
My Vega monoflap dressage with a medium tree fits my horse very well, and I love it too, so I was wondering if a Vega close contact would work well? Do the Vega dressage saddles have the same tree as the Vega close contacts?
Please suggest some saddles that may work for my horses back and for my longer femur. I can post pics of me in my current saddle if needed.
Thank you for your help!