This is not going to be one of those bemoaning-saddle-fit threads, although I could certainly write one with gusto, but one of optimism. I want to get a good-quality, well-fitting Western saddle for Starlight, so I can get her going on all things cow.
I heard that Meleta Brown (The Freedom Saddle) is a skilled saddler, and so, contacted her. She asked for a photo of me in my current Western saddle (an inexpensive and shoulder-pinching Simco), so hubby took a couple of me today on my high-headed and out-of-shape paint pony. I don't have a decent Western bridle, and so, once again, I managed to be a total mishmash of riding styles, but hopefully it will tell her what she needs to know. She is good about sending trial saddles, so that will be the next step.