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  1. #1
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    Default Wanted: Shallow Seat, Narrow Twist, Wide Tree, Fwd Flap?

    Can anyone recommend brands to start looking at? I will have to shop used or under $1500 or so.

    I need a more forward flap or a VSD flap. Tree needs to be wide or extra wide with potential for adjustment.



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    That sounds more like a close contact saddle!!!!
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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    Don't know about the forward flap....but I LOVE my older Prestige Professional. I have sat in the newer ones and they just don't feel the same to me. Mine has a very shallow seat (matter of fact, most of the barn hunter folks have loved the feel of this saddle)



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    Butet and Antares are like that, but gotten pricey lately. Try looking for a used one



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    OP I sent you a PT.
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    Very hard to find a narrow feel on a wide tree.



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    just how wide of a tree do you need? there's wide, and then there is wiiiiiiide.



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    Wintec 500. Not leather, but has all the features you list.



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    I'm PM'd you as I have something.



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    Isn't the 500 the same design as the Wintec Pro and Bates Caprilli?



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    ha!! That's exactly what I'm looking for minus the forward flap (already got my jumping saddle)!

    I have fallen in love with an old Stubben!!! It's the Romanus dressage saddle. It's got a wide gullet and fits big ol' wide Fleck beautifully in the back, it's got a narrow twist (or atleast I'm assuming since it's very comfy for me!) and is flat. I have a big ol' giant ghetto booty and the badonka donk pushes me forward and makes me perch in those deep seats with the high cantels! The stubben is flat and comfy

    Maybe try looking at theirs... it seems like I've seen some all purpose type ones that might be what you need. Plus.. they are usually on the cheaper side



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    How about a Euroriding Diamant VSD in a treesize 4 (maybe 3). ( size 5 is seriously wide..., as in xx-wide). But, no interchangeable gullet unfortunately.
    Even a tree size 5 still feels narrow in the seat, so no worries there, seat is medium deep, not totally shallow.

    Don't remember the website, but you can get them new in the US for around 1,5k. I wished I found that website back....

    Edited to add, found it : http://www.thetackguide.com/Euroridi...dles/index.htm
    If you email them they'd probably be able to get a hold of a Diamant VSD, eventhough they only listed the Diamant Dressage on here.
    Last edited by Lieslot; Jan. 24, 2009 at 09:50 PM. Reason: added more



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