Bennie is an Appaloosa/TB cross, 16.1. He has high withers and a curvy back, but he’s not narrow. Most medium trees fit him ok. Here is a picture of him:
Right now I have an 18" 2009 PJ Delgrange. So soft and nice and fits my big butt perfectly, but on him puts me in a bit of a chair seat. I don’t know how much I can get for it, but it is in very nice condition. I know some people covet older PJs.
I tried two Antares at my barn, both 18", but one fit like a 17", the other fit fairly well, although if I had the money to go new, I’d probably get an 18.5". The first one that didn’t fit well was an A20 long flap; it also sat very low on Bennie’s withers. The second reads 18 0496/4A/18 XL. Anyone know anything about Antares models?
I’ve also ridden in my trainers 18" Nona Garson Prestige. The balance was good, but the seat was very hard.
I can only afford used saddles. I plan on selling my PJ and a Prestige dressage saddle, also an 18". So whatever I can get out of those two, I have to spend on a used saddle, maybe $500 more.