Originally Posted by MIEventer
Congrats on the new saddle, I have a question though - how are the tree's?
You have a TB, so I am curious to know how the tree fits your curvy backed hoss?
I leased a lot of TB's before I got Puck. I purposely got the Bates AP so I would be able to adjust the saddle as needed. The shoulder area is very easy to fit due to the 6 different gullets it comes with. The catch is the cantle area. With the medium gullet, the cantle area covers the area is should and has good contact. However, if you have to go down to the smallest/narrowest gullet size, it creates a little more space behind and the coverage sometimes suffers which can create some side to side movement. This is the problem I have with my Bates AP Caprilli model. The new saddle is a close contact design and has a more narrow twist. My thought was that the narrower twist will let me keep the medium gullet in and create more contact throughout. I didn't have time to play with it today, but it's priority #1 for tomorrow.
I'll take some pics when the temps get back over 20 degrees and I can feel my hands.