^ Thanks! That was really helpful. I am looking into the Wintec Close Contact, but the problem is the only place that sells them these days is 3 hours away. :(
I'm looking out for others around the area though, maybe I'll get lucky and someone will be selling a used one around my size.
I have a concern about synthetic saddles though ... a lot of people say that they are not that great for your horse because they do not change shape like a leather saddle does or something like that, and I was wondering if that is true? I love synthetic because they are so easy to take care of and I don't do hardly any showing, but if a leather saddle is better for my horse I would gladly stop being lazy and take the time to keep a leather saddle.
Check out ebay - you can always change the gullet when you get it to whatever size your horse needs!