As part of our research years ago, we studied the powerful, expanding, dynamic action takinge place underneath equipment carrying a rider. You can see that there would be NO WAY your horse could enjoy the journey if you trap this! Room for bulging shoulders under the front of a saddle is a big part of the equation…but not the whole story. Our saddle systems facilitate natural movement and can ENHANCE your partnership. We’ve learned that many traditionally built saddles can DETRACT from it.