Originally Posted by tinyliny
Did you check for any area right in the middle that might have been pressing harder? I don't know what you call it but it would be the opposite of bridging.
Off hand, I think it fits decently, especially if brought forward an inch.
I don't know what it's actually called either. I just call it "high-centering". I know a lot of people can run their hand between the panel and the horse for the length of the panel to feel bridging and high-centering, but I've never developed the right feel for it, unless it's pretty extreme. I think it takes a well-trained hand.
Here's what I do if in doubt: I take a tracing of the length of the back. I start where the tree-points should sit (so about 2" behind the scapula) and go back. I do this about 2 inches from the center of the horses spine, so I'm getting the shape of the back along the muscles where the panels will rest. I make sure to match up my tracing to the correct locations on the underside of the saddle and see if the profiles match. For the tracing, I use a flexi-curve, but you can use a coat hanger as well.