I am quite pleased with my new saddle, it’s beautiful and so light! I do need a set of shims for my ‘hard to fit’ Arab that broke her withers a couple of years ago. At the withers she doesn’t flare as much as the saddle. The pads will lie flat on her back but then there is a space of about one and a half inches where the Velcro lifts from the saddle for a space of about three or four inches along her spine then it fits well. This is with the thicker pads. The saddle fits all the other horses by changing the pads. Amazing that one saddle could adjust to fit four very different horses. I also need to order a saddle pad in black and a girth. Thanks for your call and help.