I am a hunter rider crossing over to dressage. So to me, close contact, medium deep seat, is important for me not to feel too awkward. This saddle has it, with a wonderfully narrow twist. I am 5'tall and I can just make do with the standard flap and thigh roll. It fits my small, average withered, large shouldered warmblood like a glove. After a few week break-in period I am learning to love it. Beautiful quality, reasonable price. So far very pleased.