I need a new saddle for the Percheron x Friesian I am lessoning on. Trainer’s saddle is an 18" Toulouse monoflap and there is just too much room in the seat and it puts me sitting in the front of the saddle where my knees are on top of the kneepads. I am 5.3" with a long thigh and not much of a butt, so needs something smaller and probably shaped a bit different.
anyway, I’m not spending thousands on a saddle for a lesson horse, so looking at Wintecs because trainer said she trained this horse in an old Wintec and they work for her. but there are a few kinds - 500, Pro and Isabelle. The 500 is nice and budget friendly, so what do the others offer that would be make them worth spending a few bucks more? Also the 500 comes either with CAIR or flocked. which is better?