I've been taking english lessons for about a month now and i've fallen in love with it. I have always been on a western saddle so its quite a change. While I don't have my own horse, i've been riding my aunts horse (Fox) off and on for the past 5 years. I can't do anything advanced on her, but I would love to ride her in english pleasure and just be able to practice my riding. Both me and my aunt think she would be very suited to english. I learn so many things in lessons and I can't work on them. Sooo i'm buying a full tack set for Fox. The timing is right as well because the tack store in my area is going on a blowout sale in a few weeks. I have researched just about everything I can research. My eyes are crossing. Lol. I have been to the stores closer location and have sat in the 18" wintec 500 a/p. I liked the way it felt and looked. Love that I will have a synthetic saddle, and the price is right. I also love the gullet system. Im a bigger girl, so it is still a little tight on me but it still has some room in the cantle. This is not a problem since im in the process of a major lifestlye overhaul and im losing between 5-10lbs a month. (already 70lbs down). So now the concern is how it will fit Fox. Fox is a 10 y/o half paint quarter horse. She is a big girl at about 16hh. She is foundation, but she carries strong thoroughbred blood from down the line. Im not an expert (or anything close) in conformation, but she has a full butt, a straight back, and (in my opinion) nice withers. Not huge, but there. I would trailer her to the store when I buy, but Fox doesnt trailer well and the store is pretty far away. Which is the next part of my problem. I'm pretty sure they won't make the trip to fox for a fit. And if they do it will be expensive and i'm on a budget. They will let you try it out, but you pay for the saddle before hand, and they seem pretty sketchy about the "perfect condition" thing. I'd be scared they wouldnt let me return it. I'm almost positive it will fit fox fine, but I would love to hear from others' experiences with the wintec fit. I will try to add a pic of her.