And the search begins… AGAIN.
I am looking for a new saddle for my chestnut barge with huge shoulders. The saddle that I have now is a Farrington that I had shipped in from the UK. I thought I had found the perfect saddle. I rode in it for a year and a half, but recently got to watch videos of myself riding, and low and behold, it just isn’t “the one.” It fits the pony-barge like a glove, but for me, the flaps are not forward enough and I frequently seem to get stuck. In other words, I feel like there is too much saddle under me, and I never can find my sweet spot or quickly get up and out of the seat.
I’m looking for an XXW jump saddle with a hoop tree, wide channel, and flat pannels. I’ve looked at County Innovation and Black Country Quantum X saddles. Neither are quite wide enough. The Farrington hoop tree saddle that I currently have is 7.25" between the panels and 11" dot-to-dot. I’ve yet to find a jump saddle that fits those criteria. Maybe I should just find a horse to match the saddle next time?.. Jk. I love my horse and will ride bareback if I have to.
Anyway, Duett has a jump saddle that would fit him if I got the 38 or 40cm; however, I’m not necessarily thrilled with the quality of them, so it would be more of a last resort option.
Any suggestions on where I can find this unicorn of a saddle? Does it exist?
TLDR: ISO an XXW jump saddle with flat panels and a hoop tree. Does it exist? Already tried BC Quantum X & County Innovation.