I’m looking for a new saddle for my guy. He’s a 16 hand paint, not necessarily a tank but is wide, not incredibly stocky, though. I ride in an old Stubben Wotan right now, which he does fine in. I like it, but I’m looking for something newer and with a rounder gullet (who doesn’t need more saddles) for more comfortable jumping.
My trainer is also a saddle fitter, and she’s told be before that my current saddle fits okay on him. It’s 31.5 cm and a 17.5 seat. She says she doesn’t know how I ride in something so lacking in cushion, but I’m used to it and don’t mind.:lol:
Anyway, I’m looking at three saddles right now, a very lightly used Stubben Kerry (the “survivor” as some people call it?), a courbette magic, and a stubben siegfried.
-the stubben kerry is 32 cm and so is the siegfried
-the courbette is a mw “e-motion” tree
Could you give some input as to which might do best? Do you have any experience with any of these? Is the e-motion tree more than a gimmick?