Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
You are right when you say it is not fitting properly - now as to what to do about it....I'd experiment with it. Try a riser pad to help get the saddle off of your horse's withers, and possibly try the narrower gullet as well. This horse is probably never going to be easy to fit a saddle on, but I think you should be able to make it work with a combination of corrective padding and experimenting with the gullet. If you can afford the entire kit for changing it out, that would be your best bet.
Btw- it is, without question, a wintec. The newer synthetics don't look "synthetic" the way the older saddles do. Some of them are almost impossible to tell from real leather until you get within inches of the saddle.
"Riding: the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground."