Originally Posted by tinyliny
this may be because the part of the tree that is shaped for the human (not the part that is shaped to fit the horse's back) has a narrow twist. This can often help a person feel closer to the hrose and make a wide horse feel less wide. I dearl love a narrow twisted saddle, which is why I love the Passier saddles. If you ever get to try one, do. The older Passiers are super close contact.
Right, I know about the twist, but for some reason was under the impression that Arab and FQHB don't have a narrow twist because it is pretty much counter productive and more uncomfortable for the horse.
When doing research on how the heck to find a good fitting saddle for my guy I read and understood not to choose a narrow twist just because it would feel better for me. Choose what would fit the horse best, which in my boy's case, was not a narrow twist.
Then again, I didn't research western saddles very much, just english and Aussies.
So does twist not impact the horse in western saddles the same way as it does in english?