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Saddle Help

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  • Saddle Help

    Lucky me, I get to try to find a saddle for my young horse. My horse has a long wither, but flat back. I am short, with some booty but have a very long femur for my height, and a short calf. I am a bit of a leather snob, but none of that matters if you are fighting your tack. Anyone with either a horse like mine, or built like me that has "the one"?

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    I ended up getting a Prestige Passion K (monoflap) with a long flap. I have a TB with long wither, pretty flat back, and big shoulders. I also have a long femur but am probably taller than you (5'9") - the long flap moves the block down so that my thigh can comfortably rest. The demo with the regular flap ended up with my knee jammed into the block.

    The seat is only medium-deep, which I really like. I feel like there's a nice flat area that's comfortably wide in the seat but it's not restrictive. The twist is wider than my Amerigo DJ jump saddle but not uncomfortable - I find it actually helps to get my pelvis under me properly.

    Leather is beautiful - double-oiled calfskin. I think for the price point, it's every bit as nice as their more expensive models.
    I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.