Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Wales, UK
• Horses: 0
English gullet width can only be measured accurately at the end of the tree points. Since these usually have leather 'flaps' applied, and are fitted into the point pockets, any measurements you take from complete saddles can only be guesstimates.
So '6" gullet' means relatively little in practice, I'm afraid, except in comparison with another English saddle. It's the bar (tree-point) angle that's more relative to width for fitting, exactly the same as it is with QHB, FQHB etc.
I know that's not much help, but unfortunately it's true :)