Saddler Who Can Shorten a Panel?
I have a new custom saddle that has panels that are too long. If I put the saddle off the horse's shoulder, then the horse's lower backs kicks it forward onto the shoulders. The saddler helped me greatly in selecting many custom options, but got the panel length all wrong. I do not want to deal with her on this and don't want to contact her. She thinks she knows everything and did not listen to me on the panel configuration. The saddle fits me like a glove and I love everything about it. I have a long thigh and the saddle suits me perfectly. The tree width is correct for my horse. I need to make this saddle work, so I am looking for a saddler that can somehow shorten the rear of the panel so it doesn't get pushed forward by my horse's lower back. I have to have the point billet for placement, but keep it looser (tried it tightened) so the saddle doesn't pull down on the horse's shoulders. I don't want to involve the fitter/sales rep. The saddle is my dream saddle in every other way. I am going to try to cross my billets, but really think if the panel was shortened it would be fine. So, I am looking for a fitter/saddler who can help me.Thanks.