I bought an International model Specialized Saddle for my horse, KMA Chazz Piper. As I had conditioned him for endurance, his body conditioned had changed, and the saddle I first bought for him no longer would fit him. From Winter of 2006 to summer of 2007, I was able to fine tune his fit several times instead of having to go saddle hunting again. How did it turn out? We finished top 10 at the Old Dominion 100 riding Cavalry, and then finished 31st at Tevis. Despite all those hills, and riding with no breast collar or crupper, I never had to adjust the saddle between vet checks. That is what a good fit can do for you. I just bought my second Specialized Saddle for Pipers 3 year old 1/2 brother. As he matures, I can adjust the saddle instead of having to keep buying new ones. Great concept, well executed.
Paul N. Sidio