My mum picked up a saddle at reading carriage sales to try on my pony. She measured it and it is pretty much the same size as the one he is currently wearing, the only thing I would say is it looks a bit flat at the back and could do with some new flocking. We put it on and did the usual checks (I'm no expert but I know how to check a saddle for basic fit) and then thought I'd have a little sit and see how it rode. As I got on, before my bum even touched the saddle, he sagged in the middle and pulled a face as if I was suddenly too heavy! Tried once more and got the same reaction so left it and put his old one on. Now obviously the fit is wrong but it looked so promising before I sat on it! I've checked for a broken tree and it's fine, has anyone else tried a saddle that looked perfect until you sat on it?