I saw a member on here had a shark fin withered horse and the bates/wintec fit him perfect and I was so glad to see that because Montana has shark fin withers.
What I also like about it, like you said Charli, is that I can change it as he muscles up.
I got mine off ebay, brand new, with the gullet system, a wintec girth, leathers and stirrups for 474 with free shipping. Best deal I found.
I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the saddle and to try it out on Montana. And the fact that I could ride in any weather condition and it won't ruin the saddle.