It was a bit weird at first, however it definitely has a “twist” to it, so I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all on my super wide guy. It also does NOT move, I had my girth loose enough to slide my hand back and forth under it. The first day he was a bit fiery (first time riding him in ages) and it handled his little crow hops wonderfully haha! I think once he realized that it wasn’t causing him pain he settled. So far I am very, very impressed. It doesn’t cause me any pain either (my Schleese KILLED my hips, I mean after 20 minutes I would be practically crippled after getting off, and my riding abilities became extremely poor).