Well I can now say I am becoming more versatile. I just acquired this new ranch cutter today and a new style of saddle pad just arrived in time to pair it with. I really, really like this rig. It's definitely different than trotting out across the pasture to gather cows in my wade, but I understand and can appreciate the things it offers for arena riding and for working on cow horses. The pad is super lightweight for a 3/4 in pad & has a cut out that allows your thigh to lay right up against your horse and allow a lot more freedom of movement with my legs. It's would work pretty well for any type of western rider. Check em out at SPH Performance Gear on Facebook.