I am back with some saddle questions and looking forward to responses. My dad is looking at a Circle Y Trail saddle to buy for our QH gelding. He's a tough horse to buy saddles for, as he has high skinny withers and saddles tend to lift off his back end as some of you have seen in other pictures. Anyways, this is a used saddle (Almost brand new...it is beautiful) that we are borrowing from a friend at the moment. I went home and rode this past weekend, and was able to check it out. Upon my brief inspection, it seems like it's a nice fit. The tree sits nicely and does not touch his withers without weight and with weight. The back of the saddle does not lift up and there doesn't seem to be any points rubbing. We use a thin saddle pad and it didn't seem like the tree was digging at all. Anyways, I want to know what else to look for. Over the summer I had done some research, but what do you suggest? It's a fairly pricey saddle, so I don't want to spend the money without being sure it fits him right. It fit me just fine and it is VERY comfortable. When I walked him around a bit with me on his back, he had one small fit of throwing his head around and I'm still not sure why he does this. After that, he was perfect. It was almost as if he wanted to test me...but he didn't show any other signs of discomfort. There are two things I hate most...saddle shopping, and horse shopping!