Hey Amy! Met you at Peter's clinic (I'm Amy G.'s friend). Loved your horse. Just stopping by to say hi! :)
Hi Karen! It was very nice to meet you & thanks for stopping by. Hope you ride with us the next time around :)
Hey Amy, I put one of my riders (5'10") on her 14.1 hand arab/qh in a Ainsley Chester 17.5". It has a fairly forward flap that gave her room to put her leg and seat, and was a scotch long for the pony, but nearly as bad as the 18's we'd be trying!
Ooh! Thanks for the tip Lauren. I can so use the the help. Now to find one to try :-D
My friend Julie has gone through the same problem with her horse, she ended up in a 17 or 17.5 Black Country jump and I think a devoucoux monoflap for dressage
Funny you mention that. At the PA clinic I tried a friends decoucouxs (Chiberta & Makila) and they fit perfectly...they do not however fit my pocketbook :/ Unless someone buys up all my saddles!Saddle rich/ cash poor. Could be worse!
Might want to try to find a County, I have the same issue (rode in 18" and then they down graded me to 17.5 with underswept panels).
I'm hoping to sell my saddle to get a Bates. What did you think of the Bates, other than it not fitting your horse? lolMine is a Thornhill Germania 2-Phase in XW. ADORED the saddle...other than the XW is more of a MW or W in most other brands, and i'm trying to saddle a hippo...(ok, not REALLY...but a really wide draft cross. lol)
I liked it -not sure if it would go wide enough for a tru hippo :) Maybe look at Duett? http://www.duettsaddles.com/