I saw Dave at Equine Affaire in 1999 and totally fell in love with his saddles. I like the feel of a dressage-type seat, but was doing so much riding in traffic and rocky hills, that I wanted something harder to fall out of than my Kieffer Aachen. This saddle totally fit the bill, and sat on my horse so well! Djinn loved going out. When he saw me get the saddle and bridle, he would ***** his ears, trot on over... come back 15 miles later with his ears still happy and with a prance in his step. It's the kind of saddle that you totally forget about once you are riding, it's that comfy.