ANOTHER saddle post - please help a dressage newbie
I've been a lurker for a few months and changed two months ago to dressage - both horse and I are learning and are having a blast. I'm 5'11, about 125 lbs with a very long femur. Size 2 or 4. Pretty much no butt, sadly. Sweet horse is 16 hands, warmblood, "short back" I am told by a fitter from a specific saddle company. He has withers.
I have an all-purpose Kieffer Aachen from childhood that is 30 years old and still beautiful...no issues with it, but I need a dressage saddle. I have a Custom Wolfgang Constanze that I have on a 10 day trial. It's an 18" with a standard flap. I like it...but don't know if I LOVE it. I do love the long rolls; shorter rolls felt like they were no assistance and I would do better in my Kieffer. I rode in the Wolfgang Solo that belongs to a friend, but the fitter told me that horse is too short backed for the Solo. After riding in a "real" dressage saddle, I know I need to invest.
Does it make sense that I would measure "standard" in the flap? A few people who've seen me in the saddle think it looks too small. I don't want to get into the whole internet saddle shipping to try every saddle made, and I can't find a money tree in the backyard.
Does anyone have this body frame and this horse type and have any suggestions? I have read so many of the posts on here about saddles...and the whole experience frightens me. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!