As many have before me, I am turning to the forums for advice on saddle fitting. I am currently riding in an SE01 CWD with 2L flaps, and my trainer would like me in a more forward flap. I had CWD come out this spring, and was fitted into an SE01 with 3C flaps. I wasn’t financially ready to purchase at that point (needed to sell the 2L first) so in the meantime I looked on the used market. I ended up finding a flatter SE02 model with 3C flaps that was barely used and at the right price so I took it for a trial. Loved it, but sadly for some reason the 3C with the SE02 was too long/forward for my leg, so back it went.
My trainer suggested I look into Stubben as she recently had one made for one of her jumpers and was very happy with it (one of the Portos types). I emailed the rep in my area, and the way he explained the process is not what I expected. This may be due to the way I explained my situation to him, but I was curious as to whether any of you have ever had a Stubben saddle fitter out, and what the process was like? He quoted me for a custom saddle which I don’t know that I necessarily need, nor could I afford the price point he mentioned. I guess I thought he would come out and fit us into the best option from their “stock” saddles. I thought that the Stubben would be great option to get a high quality saddle without the CWD price tag (even used!). But maybe I just misunderstood the way Stubben fittings are designed.
Any insight or Stubben fittings would be great! Or if anyone has ideas/reccomendations for where to go next in my saddle search for a forward flap that fits short-legged riders (especially from hip to knee), and big shouldered Appendix horses, would be so appreciated!