The first saddle he tried on was too narrow. He thought that the panels were too long and that’s why it bridged, but actually the bridging was caused by the narrowness. Three more saddles were too narrow, even though they were all marked “wide”. Paddy was starting to feel self-conscious about being a big Haffie, since nothing fit him.
This one is too narrow.
The fourth saddle was too long and the cantle rode over his loins.
See how it goes past his last rib?
See how far back the billets are compared to his "sweet spot"? This can be fixed by adding an extra billet where the thigh roll is, so we tried it out. No bueno.
The sixth saddle was too short in the flaps, and the seventh saddle was too expensive [Note from me: It also was too narrow, which was good, because that was a muckin’ expensive saddle]. But the eighth saddle… it wasn’t too narrow, wasn’t too long in the panels, and the flap was the right length.
Oooh, looks promising...
Needs some slight adjustment (we used a shim pad for trial), but otherwise good!
Because all gorgeous Paddington-Fabio-Haffies require custom Adam Ellis saddles, right?