Thornhill Trail vs Thorowgood Endurance- Comfort/Quality
I've played with getting either a Thornhill Trail or a Thorowgood Endurance for awhile. I am curious to know others' experiences with these saddle in terms of comfort, quality, etc. Also, are the flaps on the Thorowgood very long or standard A/P length?
If there are other ideas for an English type of trail saddle for a Morgan for under 1000.00, I am open to hearing them. BTW, this is just for playing on the trails, nothing serious.
Thanks for all the input so far. Dover seems to offer the lower price on the Thorowgoods at the moment, but it may take 14 weeks. How long did it take to get your Thorowgood in from Hastilowusa.com?
I think it was about 9 weeks. At the time that I ordered it (late november), she said that Thorowgood was just starting production on it -- I think they redesigned it or something? -- and she had a waiting list when I finally got the saddle in early february. Hopefully she's been able to get more in by now.
Note that if it's the endurance model you want, it's a special order for Dover - they will make you pay in advance and they won't let you take it on trial or return it if it doesn't work out. That's why I ordered from Hastilow -- Annette let me take it on trial, and she even let me keep it for a month until the snow melted enough so I could actually ride in it. She was super-nice and very knowledgeable (she came out and did a saddle fitting with it, and then left it with me on trial).