Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
I ride in aussie saddles and have for a long time. Super comfy for me, and my current mare doesnt fit anthing else(unless I want to go custom $$$), Plus reasonable price wise, and no horn to get in the way on steep trails. Can do 8 hours in the mountains no problem, they have a closer fit, like english, but more security than a western.
My friend rides the leather/synthetic bighorn endurance and loves it, comfy for her and the horse and light weight, but after several hundred miles it is looking a little worse for wear.
My barn owner rides a bighorn leather endurance. A bit heavier than the synthetic one, but it has worn incredibly well and is crazy comfortable. It fits her thoroughbred extremely well.