Hi everyone! My Haflinger usually uses a medium gullet Exselle saddle – we are looking around to see if we can purchase another saddle for him. Problem is he’s been out of work because of injury. We have tried his regular saddle on him recently and it seems like an OK fit, wish it was a tad roomier. He has used a medium gullet Bates before and that seemed to work for him.
Looking at other saddles and am worried that a medium will be too narrow for him but a wide too big. He’s not a huge Haflinger, seems to carry the stockiness in his legs, but is large enough for me to be concerned that a medium will pinch.
I like the XCH gullet idea but want a good quality saddle to last. What do you guys think about the Pessoa XCH? Really wanted a close contact and seemed like the XCH usually came in AP.
Also was browsing at Antares. Saw a saddle described as a medium gullet and measured from point to point as a 4 3/4. Also saw a wide/AO (seller describes this saddle as fitting Warmbloods well).
Is XCH the way to go? Or should I go with a saddle that is more $ but lasts longer?