I’m in the process of configuring my new Custom saddle (Wolfgang Solo MKII), and would love some input.
- Regular buffalo (can be highly textured as seen on the flaps of this saddle, but very durable) or smooth Vienna Buffalo? I don't love the highly textured leather, and love the look/feel of the smooth Vienna. But will I regret it in terms of longevity? Is the grippyness of the Vienna that helpful in keeping position?
- I had planned to go the route of full-on brown dressage saddle, but have started to lean toward black with brown accents to get the best of both worlds. So, in addition to caramel/cognac welting, I'm thinking of adding caramel/cognac facing. Facing, in case you're wondering, is the trim between the cantle and panels in this picture. It is also the trim along the front of the flap and pommel, as in this picture. What do you think of that? Will it be too contrasty and look dumb? Or, will it create that perfect, classic black and tan look that I'm after.