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  1. #1
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    Cool Looking for something that rides like a Stubben Edelweiss, but isn't a Stubben...

    The time has come to start my youngster over fences (YAY!!!).

    Bad news... I can't seem to find a saddle that works for both of us that's within my budget. I adored my old Stubben Edelweiss but it's a totally different shape than the horse so it got sold. I have a Barnsby to try out seems to fit her well, but I feel really insecure in it.

    Any suggestions?? I didn't like the new Bates; are the older ones deeper?

    Mare has big WB shoulders and a moderate TB wither (SWB/TB cross), is 4 and growing. I have long legs and have issues with my knees sticking out over the flaps in a lot of saddles.
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    what is wrong with trying another model of Stubben?

    They have a bunch of really nice new models.

    my fav was the Portos
    http://www.stubbennorthamerica.com/stu09Jumping.html

    It fit me fairly well. (I've 6' tall) and the horse in question.

    might give some of the new ones a try.

    The Portos in regular leather is 1400 bucks.

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    I'm in the PNW.

    We stuck a couple of Stubbens on her to try... she kinda zigs where they zag...
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    I would also suggest trying other sizes/models of Stubben if you liked the one you have had. Make sure you have a fitter that has been through Stubben's saddle dealer/fitter program fit your horse, and you. A half inch here or there can really make a difference on fit for a longer legged rider. Good Luck!



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    The older Bates Caprilli saddles are indeed deeper than the newer ones; I think mine was manufactured in 2003? I forget exactly. I used it for my young guy for awhile.

    Some of the Passier tack, the Kieffer Norbert Koof, and some of the Thornhill tack might also feel like the Stubben. It's all in the "deep seat, extremely narrow twist, longer flap".
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