Both my horse and I are hard to fit a saddle to. He is quite round and wide but short backed, I have a VBB (very bad back). Working with a quite good saddle fitter and knowledgeable tack shop we went through over 15 different makes of dressage saddles before finding a Hastilow which seems to work for both of us. But I really want an A/P or jump saddle to hack in. Note: I do not jump anymore.
I am told that French, German, Swiss and Italian saddles just won’t fit his shape. Albion, Kent and Masters and many others don’t fit me. So we are looking for English made saddles. However, my knowledge of many of the makers (and there seem to be hundreds) is very limited and I will likely have to buy in GB as they are thin on the ground here and it’ll be used to be in my budget.
Anyone have any knowledge of Adam Ellis, Ideal and/ or Jeffries saddles? Overall comfort, durability, horse happiness, whatever you’ve got.
Thanks in advance.