Seat: The 17.5" is very soft and has a flatter seat with a square cantle that feels free but secure. Rear gussets offer a nice support. Sweet spot sits you a little forward in the seat rather than deep.
Flaps: Flaps are more forward in position, a standard length. The saddle features 2 long billets (front point and back V), padded flaps over half thigh blocks
Leather: Upgraded buffalo leather
Year of Manufacture: 2010 approx
Panels: 100% wool flocked gusseted panels that have a very open full palm's width gullet channel throughout, for excellent clearance and freedom on a horse with a thick spine. Knee and thigh blocks to support your position that are soft against the leg and supportive.
Condition: This saddle is approximately eight years old and is in VERY good condition for it's age. Typical signs of wear from stirrup leathers and girth marks on billets, not excessive. One small tear in the stitching of one knee roll that a fitter can easily repair.
Cost New: $6000
The Dynamic Dressage 3 is characterized by a square cantle and knee rolls without stitching. The square cantle ensures a flat seat which allows the rider more freedom in the seat. This saddle has the center of gravity towards the front. It is convenient for Baroque horses because a saddle with a deep seat is not always properly balanced on horses with very round rib cages and flat withers. The pony version of this model ensures that the saddle will not move much on the horse. This is also popular for young horses and eventing riders.