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  1. #1
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    Default What rides like a WG solo but with a curvy tree?

    Pony needs the tree that's in the custom advantage or NSC saddles, but I love the feel of the deep seat and thigh blocks on the Wolfgang.

    Anyone have any suggestions? Budget maxes out at $2500, willing and prefer used saddles.



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    Theo Sommer



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    Maybe try to find a Schleese Link II in a shorter tree? IT's a little more open than the Solo I think, but it's all I could find to fit my pony (short curvy back, big shoulders). I tried 20+ saddles and this was the only one that came close to fitting



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    Black Country Eden is fairly close in the narrow twist feel, although leg flap block is a bit bulkier.

    You didn't like the Custom Advantage? Not exactly the same feel, but I found it fairly close.



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    Verhan Odyssey...more thigh block than I suspect the solo has, but does have a curvy tree and a deep seat.
    Life is not a dress rehearsal.



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    Definitely have any local reps out to demo saddles on your horse, even if you are not buying new

    You might consider going down to Olson's & trying what they have - if you can manage it, travel with horse: much more efficient

    (obviously arrange in advance: shop location to narrow range of saddles to test ride, then test rides at local stable ... or perhaps, they have a saddle fitter on staff that can meet you with van full of saddles at an area stable)

    Stubben has no local reps & good luck on getting the Washington fellow to respond but Diamond H Tack is a Stubben dealer (& certified fitter) & Stubben is certainly good at the curvy back & can do deep seats & lots of block

    Contact Equi-products & see when they'll be out to Thunderbird - you can have a "most likely to fit" saddle collection brought out



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    Stubben, Prestige ... didn't think Advantage was all that curvy though -?



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    Thanks everyone - I haven't gotten to ride in the Advantage yet. Still waiting to demo the saddle.

    I've got a Schleese Wave to try, but the channel seems REALLY wide.



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    Hi! Didn't they send it to you yet? Is the Constanze curvy? We may be able to work something out.

    LarkspurCO: no horse's training is complete until it can calmly yet expressively perform GP in stadium filled w/chainsaw juggling zombies riding unicycles while flying monkeys w/bottle rockets...



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    Wolfgang Constanze



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    LOL Normandy, let me know if you want me to ship it up!!!
    LarkspurCO: no horse's training is complete until it can calmly yet expressively perform GP in stadium filled w/chainsaw juggling zombies riding unicycles while flying monkeys w/bottle rockets...



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