I need some help with saddle fitting. I used my fiance's Vinton ranch cutter just to have something to work off of, I am looking to purchase a saddle for myself. I know the saddle obviously doesn't fit, I just need to know why so I can find something more appropriate. The bars are the right angle for him, just not much gullet clearance on the saddle.
What I am really wondering is WHY the saddle tips up in the back? Is if a matter of the bars being to wide? Not enough rocker on the tree? Or too much? My guess was not enough rock or curve in the tree. Is that incorrect? With the pad on the back tips up maybe and inch with his head up, when he lowers his head it flips about maybe 3 inches, I have pics of both.
Saddle is a semi-qh. I forgot to ask the company what tree it is, I just know its one from bowden... I am guessing the BW cutter. Its about 7" wide and flares out a bit in the front to about 8 1/2" (me measuring, not the bare tree).
No pad and cinched down lightly: