Saddle Suggestions for the Rider with...issues?
I am venturing over from eventer-land to see what you all may have to suggest for me. I finally have a budget (albeit still fairly small) to find a dressage saddle that doesn't cause me pain and fits my pony.
Background: I broke my back in two places, so I am definitely working with some greater sensitivity, as well as have some specific fit issues that became an issue after the breaks. I can't ride in anything with a very wide seat and twist, need something that isn't hard as a rock (riding with a thinline pad helps greatly, but the seat having SOME give is looking to be a good thing, from experimenting with my jump saddle, an OLD Rossi monoflap in pristine condition). I also like to be able to get my stirrups up a little bit more than normal (helps my back, plus I ride a medium pony, and I've got some long legs even though I am short).
I've seen a Schleese JES Elite on a Hennig tree in my budget (staying under $1000), multiple Albion's, Dover Circuit, KL Select, to name a few, and just wasn't sure which way to start looking for something that may meet those criteria. My pony is a fairly standard fit, medium tree, a little bit of a dip behind the wither, and a flatter back (not curvy at all).
Thank you all for any input you may have!