Honestly, I think from a completely aesthetic standpoint, she just looked better in English tack. I lunged her in the saddle first and she had no adverse reaction to it, and when I hopped on, she was great! Actually maybe even more responsive than normal, because my seat was closer to her back. I personally feel more in secure riding in English tack (weird, I know), so I felt like a more confident rider. The saddle itself is rather uncomfortable on my booty, so I'm going to start shopping around for one of my own. I'm just excited to have my girl decked out this way, and soon we can start working on her collection.