Okay, I am trying to start riding my Perch John again with a roping saddle we have on hand. I am looking to get a draft saddle made that will fit him properly but I am wondering something. I know that draft saddles are designed especially to fit their shape but..... Do they sit where they should and still provide enough room for the shoulder to move freely (if fitted properly)?. Do they feel like they are kinda slipping back and forth to the sides or are they sturdy and solid? The saddle I have has a super wide gullet but is still just a FQHB saddle and I have to sit it farther back on him for his shoulders to have the movement they need. Can anyone post a good pic of a draft tree (without the rest of the saddle) so I can compare it to the shape of a regular horse tree?
Silly questions I know but I am just wondering if I shell out the money for a new saddle if I am still going to have to deal with the saddle slipping around on his back.