Saddle suggestion for speed / games : too big for barrel saddle?
I need a saddle for my son who wants to do local speed / games competitions. He is in a 16" saddle, but wants one that is a little more secure for the speed and games. I am looking for a barrel saddle, but most of them don't come in sizes large enough for him because they are built for women, and the nearby tack shop people said that when you get a 5" cantle on a saddle, it makes the seat about half an inch smaller, so you need to go up a size. Do I really need to stick with a barrel saddle? If not, what other discipline saddle should I look at? Cutting maybe?
What about this saddle by Rocking R/
Anyone familiar with the Evolution tree?