In other news, I rode my new saddle this morning...the stirrups are the biggest difference, believe it or not. I think if I wear my new boots rather than the old ones, they'll give me that fraction of an inch boost I need. (I have the stirrups set to their shortest length!)
I also need a girth. I tossed the saddle up on Snip's back and went to cinch it up when I realized "this strap is the one that goes through the girth buckle! I need a girth." I was going to use the one off the other saddle, but the belt is rusted shut. So, I just rode with the narrow strap--I did no quick turns, you can be sure of that! When I told Daddy that, he made a funny face of mock horror! :D
There are a few seams in different places that I'm going to have to get used to, but the fact that the saddle is lower and wider in the back is actually more comfortable I think. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.