This saddle is so balanced. It has helped my seat position so much. My Dutch is a huge mover and literally launches me out of the saddle. The deep seat and thigh blocks on this saddle help keep me in a proper position without feeling restrictive. My horse moves more freely in this saddle, too. I’ve had it for over two months now and love it more and more each time I ride. My trainer noticed a huge improvement in my seat almost immediately. My riding has improved so much because of this saddle. I was hesitant to buy it because of the hefty price tag, but it is worth every penny. I am very pleased with this purchase. Thank you, Bates Saddlery, for taking my riding to the next level.