I was at a show a month ago, and saw someone riding a beast of an Irish horse. His shoulders rivalled Daatje's, if not wider. I quickly ran over and asked her what she was riding in.
A Laser. The really lovely expensive saddles with the mechanicaly adjustable trees. That also happen to be really wide.
So, the hunt was on. Shortly thereafter, I found one used, a Laser 747, for a reasonable price. We tried it and both really liked it!
And, it's "stupid wide". :)
So, we're rejoining the "land of the treed". It needs a bit of maintenance (billets and a re-flock) due to it's age, but other than that, we have a winner. Hooray!
Next weekend is the Myopia Hunter Pace, which we intend on doing, if the weather holds. I should have photos and a full report.....but until then, here's a quick clip of Daatje enjoying a 2'6" coup I built a couple of years ago.