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  1. #1
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    Default What saddles fit like a M. Toulouse Aachen?

    I have an Aachen Wide tree on trial, unfortunately my horse likes it better than I do. It fits her wide, flat shape well, but I find the balance/fit is off for me.

    Anyone able to suggest something that will fit similarly? I have a pretty tight budget, $1200 or less, but open to new or used. Here's a photo of her back:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink



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    What seat/flap size do you need?

    And what about the Aachen is it that you don't like?
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    I just bought that saddle - I love it - very comfortable and fits my horse great.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa.Hare.Jones View Post
    What seat/flap size do you need?

    And what about the Aachen is it that you don't like?
    I need a 17" seat with a 16 or 16.5" flap.

    What I didn't like about the Aachen were two main things:

    1) The balance of the saddle was too far back- put me in a chair seat

    2) The knee roll was too far forward- in order to even have contact with it I'd have to shorten my stirrups a lot. Guess it was meant for someone with a longer femur than me- I'm 5'4".



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    hdr lexus - call Lynnda at Classic Saddlery. I wanted the Toulouse Aachen, she put me in an HDR Austal for the exact reasons you state, but the HDR Lexus was her second choice for me and it fits in your budget.



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