I just took my maiden ride in my new Specialized Saddle. I have competed for 8 years in a name-brand flex-panel saddle but had started noticing white hair on my horses back. Also, had trouble with girth galls in his armpits. Well, I rode a different horse. He was so relaxed and not the usual fretting he has done. When I got through, my girth was where I put it and not forward. I am so pleased. Your new best advocate.