Western Saddle Fit - Bars too wide or too narrow? With Pics
I'm having some difficulty trying to fit a saddle to this mare with fairly wide withers. I've been reading all I can on the subject, but I can't find much on how much pressure you should feel on the bars.
This saddle is supposed to be a 6.5" gullet - "Quarter Horse bars", but it measures closer to 7".
I am thinking it may be too narrow, as there is a fair bit of pressure behind my hand (see photo). Is that... normal? Or should there be almost NO pressure?
It seems to fit across her back until the very back end, and then it lifts off of her a bit. Which makes me think this is too wide and tilted forward?
So, what do you guys think - too wide, too narrow, or fits? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.