I have owned Ansur, Barefoot, Sensation, etc
Freeform saddles are just hand over hand above the rest.
The other saddles worked for awhile but eventually my horses started having comfort issues...and I am not a big girl at all.
It seemed like every day I was searching for a new pad.
I would never use anything but a Freeform for a horse with any withers-they have an option to purchase panels to give even more clearance.
I love my Freeform with the new Matrix pad-but equally love the Toklat with UltraCell or Equipedic pads.