I did a quick search and couldnt quite find what I was looking for. Currently I’m looking for a jumping saddle, prefered used as its not my main focus. I need a 16" with shorter flaps as I ride medium and large ponies and have a short leg.
I’m currently going to be trying a 16" used Antares custom saddle (2016 model) that has come in on a trade, but its a little more than I want to spend. But still doable…
I’m also interested and I’m trying to set up an appointment to try a Kentaur Kronos saddle, which is a fairly new line to them (2018)
The Kentaur saddle fitter does not have this model right now in a 16" so they are going to bring a 17.5" for me to sit in and a 16.5" Titan to try on my ponies (they don’t have any 16" right now). They are custom made, which is great since I can get it to fit me and my ponies, but since I can’t quite try the saddle I’m going to buy/get made, it worries me a little. I’m hoping someone has tried or heard of these saddles?
I have had the Antares rep come out a month ago to look at my ponies and fit us but she didnt have anything to fit at the time. I did ride in an older 16" saddle and I loved it, but for the price it didn’t quite make sense to me. I wanted to wait for something a bit newer and spend a little more $ to get more of something I liked. I currently have a 2013 Bruno and the 2002 Antares was selling for more than my Bruno. It just didn’t quite make $ sense to me so I’m waiting. Now they have a 2016 Antares but its about $1,000 more than I wanted to spend.
The Kentaur brand new, custom made will be a bit cheaper even than the Antares used saddle…But since I havent tried either of them yet (I have appt with both saddle makers next week) I was hoping to get some feedback from some people
Thanks in advance!