I have two. A Sensation for Spring/Summer and my old not much left of the original Freeform for Autumn/Winter. She shape changes and the Freeform is memory foam and below a certain temperature won't mould to her anymore.Ahh ok thanks. Passport says 9 but vet says 7 so somewhere around there. We have only had her 7 months and no offence taken she was a lot more rotund when we got her lol! Her teeth hadn't been touched in years etc. She pig roots a lot and I am convinced it's the saddle.
We thought to go treeless but everyone put is off the idea. Which one do you use?
I would feel if I were splitting my difference in the top one, but the bottom one looks comfortable.My mare is slightly crop high, XXW and with a slightly dipped back. She can only take a 17.5" saddle max and I have long thigh bones. It took us 7 saddles to find the right one for her and even though my current saddle isn't exactly right, she's a darn sight happier in it than the previous 6!! We have an older style GFS Monarch jump saddle, which has flat foam, upswept panels. These panels fit her back correctly for her shape and stop her bucking into canter and throwing her head up unhappily in trot! The forward cut flaps accommodate my length of thigh. The only thing wrong with it is the tree isn't right for her, but she's comfortable.
My two eldest children are getting married within 6 weeks of each other this summer so I'm saving hard for those, but after that I am going to order Gracie a bespoke Silhouette saddle, made to our exact spec, with a hoop tree. My fitter can get them at a good deal.
Wintec Wide, Thorowgood Cob, GFS Cob, Saddle Company bespoke, none of these worked for my mare..... they all felt very "perch and roll" and I know that this is because of the tree. They are designed to go very wide, but they just aren't the right shape for a traditional cob unfortunately.
To illustrate, the too pic is my current saddle, the bottom pic is a saddle with a hoop tree that I took off the internet for comparison
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VSD saddles from Ideal, Albion tend to be good on cobs as they sit behind the shoulderHey there. Has anyone got any suggestions for a saddle for xxw short backed cob? Had saddle fitters out but not found one yet that fits properly. Using wintec wide at the moment but it tilts forward. TIA