CWD pommel / alternative saddles
I ride at an all-CWD barn and had the rep come out today. It would be my first saddle.
I tried a bunch of demos and liked the flat saddle and straight flaps. On all the demos I tried, though, I kept hitting the pommel. Rep says that this will be fixed by getting an 18" instead of the 17.5" that was the demo. But I tried an 18" forward flap that the trainer had and still had the pommel issue.
Everyone at the barn says I should just get the CWD flat 18" and they will fix any problems if that still doesn't work. What do you guys think? I feel like I should try some other brands first to see if that fixes the pommel issue, but I am admittedly a novice.
If you think I should try other brands, what should I try? Hermes and County? I am in Houston in case that matters re: reps.
p.s. --- To avoid any misunderstanding, the CWD rep was great, the saddles seemed very well made, and I am a novice so I don't really know what I'm talking about anyway.