I purchased this saddle in Feb in hopes of my Huge arab loosing some weight, but that didn't happen. This is a wonderfully comfort saddle as anyone knows who has ridden in a Billy Cook saddle. This is the original Billy Cook saddle, not the knock-off. This saddle is nice enough for showing. Can easily be used on Gaited horses as well. I can send pictures if you are interested. I am motivated to sell this saddle as I have its replacement.