I found a cordura Bighorn, Arabian tree, for practically a song and since I've always wanted to try an arab tree on Lacey, I bought it..
I think I might just resell it though because to my eye it doesn't look like it fits Lacey great through her back - it appeared like it's going to bridge with weight in the saddle, at the very least.
Anyhooo, I took fitting pictures of both saddles so see which one you guys like better. I'm going to sell one, just need to decide which one.
Also, if anybody wants to suggest a price I should list the one I sell at, I'd be happy to hear it!
Side note: I don't do much riding in a western saddle. I prefer my Aussie. I just like to have a western saddle to mix it up, for me and for Lacey. My western saddle gets ridden in probably once every 2+ weeks for maybe 45 minutes.
Neither of these saddles are 'perfect' on her but I haven't found a saddle that's 'perfect' for her yet. The closest we've come is her Aussie and even that has some issues. I'm just wanting the lesser of two evils, the one that won't do damage.
This is the original BH saddle, FQHB.
I dislike how the FQHB-ness of this saddle is very snug on the top of her shoulder but then gets very open. Her shoulder angle is steeper than FQHB, but width-wise, her shoulders are wider than SQB like the Arab tree has...
I use a thin pad with this saddle, 1/2 inches, and her sweat pattern is pretty even. The sweat is lighter right behind her shoulders but everywhere else, it's perfect.
Here's the Arabian tree: