Re: hes got an extra wide saddle and it doesnt fit
Hi - I have a haflinger who i've had for 5 years since he was 4, he has had 5 saddles in as many years.
I know tack is expensive (I've had 4 x £1k saddles) but the only thing you can do to be absolutley sure is get a QUALIFIED master saddler out to have a look and give you advice. I've taken advice over the years from an instructor and a company who claim to be experts in the difficult to fit horse, all with disasterous results both for my horse and my bank account.
I now have a gfs haflinger exchange which is an adjustable saddle designed for a flat backed horse, it fits and i have the possibility of adjustments from m/w - xxw. A normal wintec will NOT fit a cob, the wintec wide designed for a cob may well do but you need someone actually qualified for the job to give you that advice. Saddle mistakes are expensive and painfull for your horse. There are a number of companies who make specialist cob saddles, thorowgood, gfs, wintec wide, native pony saddle company etc but you can't just buy and hope, the £40 quid or so you pay a master saddler to have a look and give you advice will save you hundreds if not thousands in mistakes