So I tried out a new saddle today. When I first put it on my horse, the initial gullet area fit well where the hard part of the gullet is (for lack of a better description) After the first 7 inches or so, where the saddle becomes just flap, it flared out a bit. Once I girthed it up and sat in it, the daylight vanished. There was still plenty of pommel clearance after 20 minutes of riding, so I'm thinking it just stuck out because it's newer stiff leather? I'm not sure what to make of that. I always thought the pommel area should fit snug all the way down to the end of the flap. I know, pics would help. I'll take some tomorrow. I spent 2 hours sitting in about 20 saddles, and this was the only one that fit my freakishly long legs. I kinda really need it to fit my horse for both our sakes.