I just bought a new(used) saddle for my reg paint gelding as the old one didnt give enough whither clearence IMO. What we got is a barrel saddle (although we mainly trail ride) due to the fact it was the best fit I could find for him, and it is comfy for me too. I want to upgrade from my cheap felt/woo bad and get something a little more substantial. I was looking at the SMX ortho support (see below) due to the fact that he does have high withers. I want something that will provide comfort for him on long, vigerous, and hilly trail rides. It seems that the SMX brand is very popular right now, but I don't want to pay for a name, I want something that will work well. Also included a few pictures of my boy (sorry don't have any new pictures of the new saddle on him). ALso included another SMX style, but Without the wither relief, would it be bulky and not bend nicely over the wither area?