Today after our warm up, when I started asking for more bend and for her to come on the bit, she stopped. We were trotting along and she just petered out and halted. When I got after her she got pissy and hopped up on her front end. I've been through enough saddle fit issues with her to know that's her way of saying "Ow" so I got off and took her back to the crossties. I pulled my saddle and was staring at my BO's saddles trying to remember what I've tried on her in the past. My BO has 2 dressage (one fits Tia, but obviously not going to jump in it), 1 all purpose (hate), 1 jumping Wintec (doesn't fit), and 1 Dover Circuit jumping saddle. The last time we went through this with Tia she didn't have the Dover so as a last ditch effort into not having to use the all purpose I tried it.
Surprisingly it fit pretty well. It's maybe a touch narrow but gives really nice wither clearance. I used the same Beval pad with it and did some easy w-t-c and jumped a small crossrail and the mare was happy with it. I however, felt like a fish out of water. It's narrower than my saddle, and while it's stamped the same size as mine it felt smaller. The knee rolls/pads are kinda weird and my leg goes over them a bit but I think it will just take some getting used to.
|Close up of the odd knee rolls|