I mentioned in a previous post that I'm going to be ordering a custom saddle. Don't worry, it seems crazy to me too and in most situations I wouldn't even be entertaining the idea. In this case though after an extensive search I've decided it just makes the most sense. Plus it's not just any custom saddle, it's from Herritage Custom Saddlery!
English made saddles, available completely custom, with excellent reviews but most importantly they are in my price range! The saddle I'm looking at will be about $1800 for the fully custom option. I've already received an answer back from the maker that what I am looking for, short panel and short flaps with the options I want and that Katai needs, is possible so I've got the green light.
My goal is to order by the end of May. I've set that date for a couple of reasons, one is so that I can save up the money and the other is so that Katai has time to muscle up again after the past couple of quiet months. Then I'll be able to take more accurate measurements and hopefully have my saddle by the middle of July.
I think I've mainly figured out the design for what I need/want but I have a couple of months to make sure I don't have any changes.
I'm thinking this color...