Saddles for a Long-Legged Rider?
Hi all, I've been looking through tons and tons of archives and can't find recent enough post for this so I figured I would ask! My Paint has become too wide for my circuit CC and I'm looking for a new wide tree OR exchangeable gullet saddle. My issue on top of finding the perfect saddle for my horse is finding a perfect saddle for me. I am 5'9 with a 34" inseam (thigh longer than shin) and pretty much every saddle I sit in at Dover and Smartpak my knees just go straight over the roll (my seat size is 17, though my current saddle is a 17.5 to compensate for my legs). Does anyone know of good saddles for long legs? I do know you can order long/forward flaps, but they are allllllways non-returnable so I would like to get opinions before jumping in blind.
On another note, my budget is up to around $2k, opinions on saddle brands/quality/what are you all riding in these days? My last CC purchase was in 2004 so I've been out of the game for a little while (LOL).
Thanks a bunch!! Any comments appreciated:)