I am trying to find a new reining saddle that fits both my horse and my butt. So, we are in the process of trying some. It is difficult, since saddleries around us are VERY limited, and shipping is a real PIA. Anyway, went to talk to a guy about a custom, but he had this in stock, which he said I could use for 4-6 mo, and he would credit the full amount toward a custom. His wait period is 4 months anyway, so figured I would try it. However, I think it is too tight through the withers. I took the saddle and pics back to him, and he told me it fit well, but I had it positioned wrong. Could be, I am new to this whole western thing. He was all over the fact that the mayatex pad was crooked....I am not thinking that is THAT big a deal-the 5-star under it is straight....anyway-here are some pics-any help would be really appreciated. I am very confused.