I agree Teekin, & we usually have done that!
I am beginning to think that he'll be getting a Albion Platinum Ultima Dressage saddle to use as a barrel saddle and that is final. He tried my friends on and it fits great. Of course, why wouldn't it with a price tag like that. I have tried three Billy Cooks since starting this thread, a few more Big horns, another Simco, a Charmayne james saddle and a few others. Still haven't found someone with a Tucker or a Tucker that I've wanted/been able to buy.
Everything that is big enough is almost to big or is to big and tips down towards his shoulders after sliding back. Things that appear to fit, don't, after you ride him. Its a mystery.
I ordered a Triple Creek saddle in the beginning of MAY that still isn't here. I cannot wait to try that on, see that it doesn't fit and sell it at a loss. If that does not work for him then I am done trying Western saddles all together.