I’ve been conducting a seemingly endless search for a jump saddle to fit my TB mare, who has very high/long withers and an enormous shoulder. I was told to look for a Black Country or County model with skidrow panels and a medium tree. I’ve been cautioned not to go too narrow because we don’t want to impede her shoulder at all.
I looked around. Found a couple of Counties with the SR panels, but all had narrow trees, and were a bit out of my comfortable price range (comfortable price point is about $1500, these were $2k+. Completely justified prices, but still not feasible at the moment).
Went on a Facebook tack group and found a County Symmetry (discontinued model, I believe it’s the forerunner to the Conquest?). Medium tree, skidrow panels, appears to be in very good condition… and it’s $900.
I’m taking it on trial next week, and having a saddle fitter out to make sure it’s a good match for my mare - and if it’s not, we’ll see if he can adjust it to work. Worst-case scenario, it won’t work and I lose $100 for shipping both ways. Does anyone have experience with this model, and did you like it?