I have ridden in this saddle for three years and love the ride. It is fairly light for me to lift on and off my horse (I am a senior person). The rigging, which I call an endurance rigging using the back in skirt ring secures the saddle close to the horse without using a back cinch. Saddle stays secure without any slip or slide. Great for a low withered horse. Fits my horse, never a dry spot under the pad when unsaddling. The only cons I have found are 1) there was some kind of adhesive used and as I have used the saddle it has become very sticky and unsightly and 2) the hardware on the tie and cupper rings have rusted badly. Hope they have solved the glue problem and upgraded the hardware since I purchased mine.