I haven't ridden enough, hardly one, english saddles to know how this would translate to western saddles.
I know what works for me but it depends on what I am doing too.
Most of all I have ridden in quite a bit of combinations of seats, cantles, trees, twists, forks, blah blah blah , it's hard to say what for sure.
One hard and fast rule for me though is a wide cantle with a lot of dish.
That is a big nope.
I like a narrow cantle that is almost flat. I dont care how tall, shape and roll as long as the degree tilt matches the height correctly. If it is pretty tall it should have a few degrees back.
If it gets wide and has a lot of dish it will eat me.
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
PLAYBOYS OKIE CODY "HOOEY" 10/21/2019