Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
It looks to me that the saddle may be a tad too wide. You may be able to fit 3 fingers in bewtween the front of the saddle and the withers, but once you are actually in the saddle, that width can change. In the pictures, the saddle looks like it is resting "loosely" on his back, and with you in the saddle, looks like it may pinch him once your weigh closes that 3 finger gap.
The saddle does, however, look much better fitted once you have the half pad under it. Most TB's have a "dip" right by the withers and while they need a wider saddle, too wide can cause that saddle to fall due to that drop off the wither. :]