I purchased this saddle based on good reviews and a number of reviewers who suggested this saddle is a good fit for hard to fit curvier backed horse, but when I received it I was quite disappointed in the quality of workmanship and the stiffness of the synthetic material. In my opinion the quality is not as good as the lower priced Wintec saddles. While it was reasonably comfortable and well balanced, and I liked the "grippy" seat, I ultimately decided to return the saddle because it was not at all a good fit for my horse who has a short, wide and curvy back. It also squeaked terribly. I exchanged it for a sale priced HDR Karla dressage saddle which, while also an economy saddle, is real leather and is extremely comfortable for me and a surprisingly good fit for my horse.