Hi everyone, first of all, I’m sorry for starting yet another saddle thread! My new mare has us stumped, and I didn’t find anything on this particular topic in the archives.
Mare is VERY compact and I think mostly because of how short her back is, she has hated all the saddles we currently have in our barn and have tried on her (as demonstrated through bucking and general spazzing at canter). Mare is fine on lunge unless saddle is on, at which point angry behavior comes back.
Any recommendations of models to try from folks who have horses with this kind of build? She is a 16.1 Dutch mare. We will be doing the adult jumpers so need a h/j saddle. She looks quite sound but I have a vet coming right after thanksgiving (vet is also a chiro) so we will rule any other potential issues out soon. This particular vet has some knowledge about saddle fit as well, so I’m hoping she will be giving me some guidance on this, but would love ideas from others too. Thanks so much in advance for any ideas!
(Would also take up-to-date suggestions of brilliant saddle fitters in the northeast!)