A close contact saddle should not be any more narrow than an A/P saddle. These two types of saddles really just vary in the type of seat and flap configurations (for different riding purposes). A close contact saddle would be used more for equitation or hunter/jumper. An A/P saddle is more all purpose (hence the name-haha!) You can get deep enough in the seat and long enough in the leg for dressage, but also be able to shorten those stirrups and pop over some small jumps. Comfortable for trail riding.
I've veered off track! But if this BdH is too narrow, it's not because it's a close contact saddle. It's just because the tree is too narrow! I think BdHs generally run narrow compared to most higher-end saddles. I had one and did not really like how it fit my horse (all my other saddles are close contacts--just other brands).
Monte - 15 year old Paint/TB
Auric - 13 year old Arab