I currently have a Black Country Vinici that I am happy with and fits my horse BUT the long knee roll doesn’t work for my long thigh, and I sadly have to replace it for a saddle with a different kind of block (either a high short thigh block or a smaller non-surface block that my leg can sit on top of).
I live in France and it’s not possible to try saddles here because there are only French-brand saddles for sale in this country and I would not touch one of those. I buy my saddles from the UK which means I have to buy untried (hence the knee roll problem with the Vinici).
Anyway I am trying to decide if I should stick with Black Country and buy an Eloquence which seems to have a similar shape to the Vinici but because it’s not monoflap I imagine my leg can sit on top of the knee roll rather than be forced behind it.
Or I am curious about the Fairfax Gareth monoflap that has a shorter high thigh block. I’ve never tried a Fairfax before. What kind of back profile do they fit and for the rider are they roomy and what is the twist like?
Thanks for any opinions.
PS: My horse is a petite Lusitano. Relatively easy to fit but has a flat back with wither the highest point so can’t have a saddle with too much curve in the tree.