That's what I've always been told was the twist part of the tree. This is saying it's something different. I assume it would matter when fitting a saddle to a horse.
I've seen other videos for regular saddles, especially dressage, and they are now talking about the flair of the tree to free up the shoulders. It's probably good for all horses.
I have to admit I'm saddle shopping and his look interesting. Don't know if I should get another Duett (what I'm currently riding), or try one of his.
Originally Posted by Saddlebag
The twist is the narrow part of the tree where the thigh settles. Women, because of the way our legs fit into the hip socket are more comfortable with a narrower twist than what a man needs. A gaited horse saddle doesn't need as much rocker as the quarter horse tree as the qh tree may inhibit the horse's lateral movement. The rocker is exactly that, like rockers on a chair.