Last Tuesday, the tack shop called after my lesson and said my saddle was in! I picked it up on Wednesday and tried it out!
Modeling his new saddle!
It fits Penn like a glove, and makes excellent use of Penn's Total Saddle Fit girth- where it naturally sits the billets are behind the girth groove.
It's a very different feel than anything else I've ridden in- it has a very narrow twist that makes it easy for me to get my leg around Penn- I'm not fighting the saddle to get my leg on. It also puts my leg right at the girth, and it feels like a close contact saddle even though it's not a monoflap. Since I feel so close in it, I can tell immediately when my leg floats back (an annoying tendency that I can't seem to shake).
Anyway, I really like it, Penn really likes it, everybody's happy!
The rest of Penn's blankets came in last Wednesday too, yay tough clothes! They seem to be holding up well.