So I guess today I'll talk about the saddle hole I've fallen down...
As you may recall, I bought a used Butet for a temporary saddle.
It's nearly perfect... The seat may be a touch big though, and the flaps are super long (15"! Guys, I'm 5'2"...) . It has a 4.5" tree which is maybe a little wide for my two horses, but not bad. I like to ride with a sheepskin half pad anyway, and that seems to be working. Eros has been using this saddle. Pammon is still going in my old Hermes with the teeny tiny 3.5" tree (but it is a spring tree, so it's not actually that tiny. That one isn't the worst for him but he would probably appreciate a bit more room.
Well. I have found what I'm hoping will be my actual new saddle. It's the Hermes saddle I've been wanting. AND I found a used one that's not terribly used. For just about half of what a new one would be. It arrives Thursday for a trial. It has a 4" tree and exactly the flap dimensions I need.
|Friend's saddle on left, mine on right|