For the rider: This saddle has X-technology in the tree so seat bone cut outs. The twist is deep and narrow. The seat is deep giving close contact feeling. For the horse: the saddle offers great freedom of movement. It is slide contact and has in built shoulder free panels. The saddle is ideal for short backed muscular horses. The panels are X-technology so are thinned and flocked with Dacron material. The front girth straps are elasticated for freedom of movement at the shoulder.