So this is saddle #4 for my hard-to-fit standardbred mare that I adopted in April. I've tried two Aussies and a AP English saddle, all of which my coach said fit, but they also had lots of problems sliding forward and creating behavioral issues with my mare. Enter saddle #4, a McClellan from my local tack shop with a 6" gullet (her measured wither size). I'd heard McClellans were good for narrow horses, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I have 24 hours to decide if I will keep it. I really like it so far-- it's surprisingly comfortable, keeps my legs well under me, and I enjoy the close contact. My mare wasn't cinchy at all when I put it on (which is rare), only shook her head a couple of times while trotting today, and seemed more balanced than usual. Plus this is the first saddle that has stayed in place and not ended up on her withers. But does it fit? Is it too narrow? Any other issues? TIA. The saddle fitter in my area is too busy for me right now, so I really appreciate any help.
Also, sorry for the crappy cell phone pics.
Rear view: (she would not stand square, kept leaning)