This was important research. I haven't ridden since I was a kid, and that was on English tack instead of Western. But now I know what I need to know for mumble mumble Ethan mumble. I think he's going to swear at Giles a lot. Possibly at the horse as well. At the man who invented the concept of riding. The cow that died to make the saddle. You know.
PS: wide_rider, I don't seem to have your email address anywhere handy. I just pinged ladyforash with a potential plan for Monday lunch.