They are like any other saddle in that you need to get one that fits.
There are two different styles - one is a swinging fender and one is the traditional style Once again depends on your preference. My daughter loves the swinging fender and I far prefer the other.
I've been lucky in that I could buy one straight off the shelf (or secondhand as I did) but daughter had to have one specially made for her hard to fit horse. It didn't cost anymore to get it done specially than to buy it new off the shelf.
Also if you want a good stocky then make sure it is Australian made in Australia because a few Aussie manufacturers also get a cheaper version made in India. Same pattern but cheaper and never seem to fit as well. If you can afford it definitely the dearer option is better.
Oh, and be careful with the sizing. It is different to the english saddles - not sure about the westerns
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