When we say "your horse will tell you whether or not you're riding in a quality saddle"…here's an illustration that shows you why.
As part of our research years ago, we studied the powerful, expanding, dynamic action that must take place underneath equipment carrying a rider. You can see that there is NO WAY your horse could enjoy the journey with you if you trap this! Room for bulging shoulders under the front of a saddle is a big part of the equation…but not the whole story. Our saddle systems facilitate natural movement and ENHANCE your partnership. We've learned that most other saddles DETRACT from it.