Sassy has never had anything on her except for a jock's racing saddle (which is really no saddle at all) and the bareback pad I have used the past year, so I didn't know how she would react to this full western I borrowed from a friend while I shop around for one of my own (might get a Billy Cook for $350!). She took it just like she does everything else, just great. It was kind of strange for me, though, after a year of bareback, to be back in a saddle. I am glad I did all that bareback, though. It really is great for balance.