Thanks to "My Equestrian World", I was introduced to the Bentaiga website. I found one page very interesting regarding saddles over time. HERE Haven't investigated these saddles yet, but I have found it interesting! I would LOVE to see how these feel ... Looks to me like they are mighty comfortable trail riding saddles!
Has anyone ever ridden in a Campo Flex Bentaiga saddle?
I have a half Friesian. Still waiting for him to finish growing ... he is almost four. But I wonder if the following would apply for him. James, my trainer, made the comment that Sebastian was a bit difficult to fit with a western saddle. (it is from the Bantaiga website)
The reason is that almost every Baroque horse has more or less a curved back. It doesn't matter whether they are built downhill or tend to have a hollow back- the result is the same. Straight shaped trees don't fit properly because they were made for horses with rather straight backs. The tree factories don't really care for this problem because the baroque horses still are very small minority. The costs for the tools to be able to make a special tree in three seat sizes and gullet sizes are already higher than the profit would be, because there are not many horses which need such a special tree. But the increasing number of ambitious dressage riders with baroque horses encouraged us to start this project. Because of this, we decided to go with a handmade laminated wooden tree.