I love how it fits her, and I love how it fits me. It's a 15.5" seat and the one I have now is a 16". It fits me way better and because it's nice and used, it's really broken in, which means it's extra comfy! Lilly seemed to like it too, and she didn't show any signs of being uncomfortable when I was riding.
I took measurements of my old saddle to compare to the new one, and they're very similar. The problem area I had was in the shoulders, because Lilly is so wide there. She's also not very stoic, so if she's even slightly uncomfortable she lets me know. I was having a really difficult time finding something with full quarter horse bars, so it wouldn't pinch her. This one has a nice, wide tree, so I was hopeful it would be a keeper after Saturday's show. More on the show later, but I've decided to keep the saddle. She didn't show any of the usual signs she gives me when she's uncomfortable, and the saddle was on for several hours.
|She's just so cute.|
I'm so relieved to have found a saddle that is both presentable and fits my horse. I was starting to wonder if I was going to have to buy something not showy, and dress it up on my own. The wide tree on this older show saddle, seems to be the answer to my saddle prayers!