After posting something on MH$P to gain someone else's perspective on the saddle, I guess the flap was too big after all. I cut off quite a bit and I think it looks better now. We'll see -- I post pix here so I can get another look at the creation. In person, they always look pretty good but it's not until I see them on a computer screen that I can tell what needs to be improved upon. Anyway, below is the fixed flap. Better, right?
Does this saddle look too big overall for LB? I looked up some other hunter QH's and they have such long backs....the end of the saddle winds up about mid-back. This guy has the saddle going almost to the flank. He's either short-crouped or my sense of perspective is off. I don't have any in-between sized models....maybe this would look better on a curio sized horse. Ugh, maybe I should scrap it and start over.