That explains it! It's a great skill to have, saddles really do make all the difference... I can cope with fitting something out of my collection of wintecs/thorowgoods and various gullets to the youngsters I break, and adjusting that over time, but I always get a saddler out for anything later down the line... it's something I would love to learn more about!
And yeah, I was sure adverts for new style wintecs had been mindlessly absorbed from tack catalogues recently... Glad they've sorted the GP, can imagine it makes a massive difference. The one thing I really wish wintec would do that thorowgood do is use leather for the girth straps - the synthetic wintec ones drive me insane.