So I already have a wintec as my English saddle and fits my chap great (the wintec wide range), so I thought I'd treat myself to the wintec western in the Full QH bars as my boy is in a 3xw purple gullet in his English wintec.
Anyway I tried a semi QH and it was too narrow. However I'm having a issue that when I move the western back to where it wants to stop behind is shoulder and cinch it up it then comes up at the back and very low at the front infact with me on board I,m barley able to fit my hand in the sides at the front with a normal pad under it.
However if I push the back down it then has quite a lot of space at the front when I'm not on board haven't tried it when iam.
I tried using my built up pad but then it doesn't look right to me as although it's then off his shoulders it's still not completely down at the back and more "perched" ontop (attached photo of it is with built up pad under it) I haven't cinched it up really tight at all.
I haven't done more then sit in it for a few mins as I wasn't sure if it was hurting him,
I wanted a wintec western as there light weight and I only want it for hacking (trial) riding as everything else I have my English for.
Having only ever ridden western when I've been in the states or Canada I've never paid much attention to how the saddles fitted as it was either friends horses or at a centre. Anyway if it doesn't fit I'd rather know and I will sell it and not bother but if there is something I could do.
When I pull it further forward it sits better without the built up pad, I don't know if its cause he is soooo wide and has hardly any wither, he is only 4 so still growing.