The Baroque Dressage saddle is based on English Bars I've used for 34 years. The close contact & complex shape for Horse & rider is made in the bars and is not limited to the simple shapes of stuffed panels. Protector pad shown is now standard with the saddle. The Flap is all that's between you and your horse & holds the saddle front to rear. A concept I started 33 years ago. The billets are replaceable in 30 seconds, no tools needed. You get an extra set with the saddle. Military style 1" Stirrup straps with lowered buckles in leather sleeves are optional as is the English NEVER~TIGHT Girth.