Originally Posted by faye
Allison, If you can't get your arse in a 17" saddle then don't buy a horse that can only take a 17" saddle.
Faye, while I agree that some horses have very short backs, and you can only go that far in saddle size, the particular saddle doesn't look too big for Willow.
BTW, I also have 18" size saddle (exactly same as GH posted), and while I can get my "arse" in 17" if I really want to, it won't put me in a right position because of my height. My paint has short back as well, but when my saddle fitter evaluated the fit the saddle length was just fine.