I'll try to answer the best I can. The reason so msny field trialers went to trooper saddles is they are very comfortable to ride in all day. They are light, narrow and the suspended seat provides some shock absorbtion. They fit best on a horse that has some withers, not necesarily real pronounced, but on horses like mine (they look like 55 gallon drums with 4 legs) they don't fit real well. My wife though has a leopard appy that it would fit just fine because he has withers.
Ones legs are a bit more forward than a working western saddle, making it pretty easy on your knees. For typical dog training/field trialing this works well. In contrast, for cattle work with quick side to side movements one would want your legs underneath you more.
I hope this helps, saddle selection can be pretty subjective so if you have a chance to try one that is always a good idea.
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