Horse is shortbacked with long withers and laid back shoulder. This translates into a small "sweetspot" for the saddle, and difficulties getting the girth placed correctly (girth needs to hang further forward than most dressage saddles will allow).
I have these two saddle shortlisted. Any opinions?
Which tree is it the "standard" or the other one, the Model 3000?
I have one Keiffer that has four billets (they added the extra for me) ... they can easily put a point billet on if you need it. My four billet special has medium billets (hang down but not as long as long billets). I use it on very plump out of condition large pony sorts. Works great.
Standard tree fits cob sorts very well from my experience. I do have one Model 3000 and it is a very big saddle overall, wouldn't recommend it for shorter needs.
Here is the description of the two saddles on the Kieffer website:
They both are designed with shorter panels for shortbacked horses. Both also have a moveable V-suspension which combined with being able to cross the girth straps should offer enough range to be able to solve the girthing issue.
Just wondering if anyone has acutally ridden in either, or both of the saddles and what opinions might be out there.
One thing about the v-suspension .. am pretty sure the front strap attaches to the point.
On the 4 billet one I have, I found that using the point billet would pull the front panels of the saddle down and around and it would interfere with the movement of the shoulder on the short backs I was using it on.
So, the v-suspension might do that.
Keiffer will alter any billet system, the way you want them
Guessing the Inzell with straight billets rather than the v-billet system might actually fit a short backed horse/pony better.
Hoping someone pops up that actually has ridden in one.