Originally Posted by dynamite.
Comparing to an english saddle - what is the sizing like for western saddles? For instance, if I needed a 17" english saddle, would I need a 17" western saddle? And are full quarter horse bars the widest westerns saddle widths?
You would likely need a 15" seat western, though just like English saddles, Western saddles can fit differently depending on the seat type and padding.
Full QH bars are like an "XW" English saddle in most brands. There are draft trees, which are even wider and flatter.