Dressage Saddle, Short Backed Horse
I posted a long time ago asking about saddles before I really knew what I was getting into.
I have an arab/qh mix and for a while we were riding in a jaguar dressage saddle. But when in training his back changed and the saddle really doesn't fit anymore. No matter what it keeps sliding back back back and is now too wide.
He was fitted for an Amerigo and he fit in the Amerigo Alto Pinero, I LOVED that the Amerigo wasn't so thick with all that padding but I didn't feel secure in it at all, the seat itself was too shallow. And I tried a custom saddle and it was so deep and thick that I felt stuck. So I'm searching for that happy medium if anyone has any advice.
Someone mentioned trying a dressage CWD but I haven't heard too much about them. He has a shoulder that runs into a lot of dressage flaps, so any ideas to a saddle to fit would be appreciated!
Dressage Saddle, short backed horse
I feel your pain! I recently went through trying at least 20 different saddles and three different saddle fitters (all disagreed with each other :D) for my wide, short backed horse. Add in longer than normal thighs on me (who has that??) and it was tough.
I didn't try the devocoux mendia (but may at Rolex time!), and don't have a Schleese person locally, but that's about it.
saddles that fit his short back,
Balance (too open for me, but fit him)
Niedersuss (MY FAVORITE!!!) but wide too narrow, and x-wide too wide for him
Classic - Ended up buying this one. Look for a used one, I guess the company is sold and they are no longer being made in the UK. But it's a very nice saddle, good quality and IT FITS!
Good luck. You'll find one. I'm happy to not be actively looking!!