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  1. #1
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    Default Jump Saddle Suggestions For Someone who likes prestige eventer

    Yes, Sorry, another saddle thread.

    I am toying with the idea of getting a different jump saddle.

    I had a Prestige Eventer that I LOVED. It was my heart saddle, but sadly it did not fit my new horse (tree much too curvey) so this time last year I sold it and bought him a Black Country Vinici.

    This saddle fits him beautifully. He is a medium-wide tree. He has a big shoulder and a SUPER flat, table back. I love that the saddle fits him but I have never particularly liked it that much.

    I just feel like the balance is a bit off for me and that the saddle does not provide me with a ton of support.

    What are some jump saddles that will fit a horse with a flat back, that would be appealing to someone who loves the Prestige Eventer?



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    I haven't sat in a prestige eventer but I just bought an Ideal Impala for my flat backed wb and it fits him beautifully. I had tried a black country on him (a wexford) and it also fit him great but I found the twist too wide and it wasn't quite right.

    On second thought, I might have ridden in an old prestige eventer (not 100% sure). It didn't work for my thigh but I understand the tightness feeling and my impala is definitely secure. If the Stubben Roxanne wasn't such a curvy tree I would suggest that.



  3. #3
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    assuming the prestige eventer rides like the nona garson - narrow twist, forward balance point- the french saddles and amerigo will ride like that.

    I used to have a flat Butet (which I freakin loved and still miss) which worked very well for flat backs. I have no idea about what your looking for security wise, but most Butets have blocks etc (mine didn't, still miss my cushy pancake). Deep seat Butets are curvier and may not work for your guy.

    I like more of a French style ride, and I disliked the Black Countrys because of how they rode.



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    I fall on my head in anything but an Eventer. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    I catch rode my friend's horse last year and she has one of the Pessoa Cross Country saddles with the exchange system.
    I was very comfy in it...and it wasn't even a long flap. (my Prestige is long flap)

    this one:
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/pessoa-...agbciqiydh0gjb

    My friend bought her's through chicks discount I think. She found it on ebay and asked if Chick's would match the price and they did.

    Often Dover has them for sale when they send out the closeout catalog. I've even seen a long flap! for $999.99. Next time I see one I'm going to buy it just to have--since I buy and sell horses. Good saddle to have in case my Prestige doesn't fit the mount of the month.
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!



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    Just found this...
    I think it's a changeable gullet--but only comes with a #4?
    not sure.

    http://www.equinenow.com/english_saddle-ad-6400
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!



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