Hi to all I have recently purchased my latest horse after a very long break and my (horsy)mum has given me a wonderful Christmas prezzie of a large sum of money, sufficient to buy a new saddle. Many years ago(23 to be precise!!) I had a gorgeous Stubben Siegfried,it's comfort has never been forgotten and I would love another but a girl at my livery yard seems to think that Stubben don't make their saddles wide enough for my horse. Blaze is 15hh and a chunky but quality cob.Her current saddle,which I bought with her, is 17.5" and XW.It fits her well but is not terribly comfortable for me! I have found my dream saddle on a website and the widest fitting is 32cm.Unfortunately,my brain doesn't do centi metres ???Would that be anywhere near an XW Thorowgood? Of course,I will be having the saddle professionally fitted before I buy.I'd just like to pick your collective brains as to what kind of saddle to ask him/her to bring.Many thanks. xxx
I have a Stubben Bravefellow and use it on my vvv wide heavyweight cob and it fits great. I was told by a saddler that it is as rare as rocking horse poo, but you may find one on e-bay or a specialist saddler, but be prepared to pay a hefty sum. (over 1200) They are out there and i know what you mean about the comfort - im tempted to buy my next horse to fit the saddle!
Bumblesmum, sorry,all it says on the website is: width= 32cm- not sure how it is measured. I haven't heard of the particular model that you have but nice to know that a Stubben remains a possibility- my poor bum!!! I wouldn't say that Blaze is vvvwide,more just chunky and up-to-weight. Thanks for replying. xxx
Apparently Stubben have never changed the type of tree used in their saddles for years. My friend on the yard got a Harry Dabbs from Peter Hay of Bury St Edmunds, it is a fabulous saddle and Peter spent ages fiding the right saddle for the horse and rider. Harry Dabbs is the man who designed the Jaguar saddle but this was was well under a grand whereas the Jaguars are well over.
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