Well, about a month ago I realized that I don't like the way my western saddle fit my horse. Since then, I've tried an Abetta Arabian tree (no pictures, but I didn't like it--pinched in the nail area behind the shoulder), a Circle Y (High Horse) Wide and a Big Horn Medium tree. See pictures below. The Wide Circle Y was waaay too wide, and you can see how the saddle tilts forward in the pictures. The Big Horn (which I really loved and wanted to fit... ) looked promising, but it was too tight on the wither/shoulder (where the nail is) and oddly didn't have much wither clearance.
I know that there tends to be tree variation between manufacturers, but I don't know any more than that! Does anyone have recommendations? I am open to new and used, but my budget is <$1000 for a versatile trail & show saddle 15-16". Sadly I haven't found any fitters nearby, so I am helplessly on my own.
Any help is greatly appreciated!