I am struggling to find a close contact saddle which is long enough to accommodate my long thighs (!!) - the joys of having long legs! I have the add problem that I ride a 15.1 show cob so am looking for something which suits him as well as me, esp for hunting. I tried a Bates jumping saddle last week and found it very comfortable for me and my boy seemed happy in it too. So I was wondering what everyone's opinions are of these - the one I tried is fitted with Cair and the adjustable gullet system. It goes without saying that the saddle would be properly fitted for me and him but having spent a little while looking for something which may suit the both of us, I'm interested on what people think of them. Thank you!!