18-19" saddle for shark finned TB for long femur rider.
Strongly preferring to not have to go custom. Saddle is for my boyfriend who is 6'1, needs at least an 18" seat and measures about 18" from crotch to knee (where knee contacts saddle). He is beginning (improving fast) rider and we would like something he can eventually use for jumping (probably never over 3'). The horse is a shark fin withers TB who looks to have a fairly flat back otherwise. My ainsly pro national- medium tree- fits the horse but I don't think they make those anymore. He and horse are not in same town so we will need to use wither tracing (or other methods- perhaps a paper mache mold:winkgrin: so he can look at saddles where he is and have his trainer assess fit for him. Then bring saddle down to try on the horse. Any wisdom that might be offered would be greatly appreciated.
By the way we just tried a Stubben Wotan (I know this an AP saddle) but it did not work for the withers (also not good enough contact between back of saddle and horses back). Possibly it had a wide tree so that could have been part of the problem).