I’m hoping for some assistance from the hive mind.
I want to know what the standard stirrup bar placement is for different French/Italian/Swiss brands, specifically on their monoflap jump saddles. We’re talking buffalo leather, low profile, spend your entire life savings on it, saddles.
I have a short femur with a long lower leg (knee to ankle). In my current Kent & Masters jump saddle I am forever in a chair seat position and tipped forward, and the flap does not have enough room for a proper xc length stirrup. I also have the issue of the knee block popping my knee away from the saddle. Research says a stirrup bar that is placed further back might be my cure all.
So lets hear it! Which brands place their bars crazy far forward, and which brands set theirs slightly further back. I will also happily accept info on brands that sit you further forward in the saddle.
I am selling my pony with her saddle and will be investing in a nice used saddle that fits me like a glove that I can stick on training horses. I currently don’t have the money to go try saddles in person (and I will once I do!) but am excited about the prospect and want to “virtually” try out the different brands.