This is by far the best saddle I have ever owned. Tad is willing to help you with fitting the saddle properly to almost ANY horse with the use of his padding system. This saddle is the nicest italian leather I have ever seen on a saddle... I chose this over getting a custom CWD, Devacoux, and Antares. This saddle came broken in and the leather conditioned.. it is nearly as soft as the demo Tad sent me to ride in for three weeks. Also, this saddle is the most close contact feel out of any saddle iv'e ever ridden in.. it took a week for me to get used to. I highly recommend this saddle 2 famous trainers I have recently worked with have loved it.