I'm riding in a Thorowgood T4 at the moment and my horse has shark fin withers. After spending many years in an Orthoflex and swearing I would never have a "traditional" treed saddle again, my Orthoflex wore out and as the company is very American and has little presence out here in the UK, I was pretty SOL for getting it fixed properly. My ex-yard owner was selling the T4 and offered it to me for a reasonable price. It fit my horse, so I gave up my anti-traditional tree point of view. The horse is going well in it, and they are very adjustable, so if the horse changes shape a bit, it should not be too hard to readjust the saddle without going wild.
I ride dressage most of the time and this thing is GP saddle. So not ideal in that sense, but it doesn't put you in a bad position for flatwork (actually, it's better than the Orthoflex on that front) and when my yard owner opens up our jump field and XC course for the season, we will be sorted.
Last edited by thesilverspear; 05-02-2013 at 06:18 AM.