Come early march I will have the perfect saddle. Its not endurance but it has cost me over $5,000 to get it. EVERYTHING is built from scratch. Tree, everything. Hahaha......The guy that is making it said it was a combination between a tree for a draft horse and a flared tree for a gaited horse. Stinken mare had the wither width of draft, forward girth, wide channel, short saddle area, and blah blah.....i wanted an endurance saddle so bad but everything I tried on her just didnt even come close to working out.
I don't have all my tack yet but I will say that I am finding I gravitate toward dressage saddles for trail riding. I have tried a few western saddles (the only one I really liked was the Wintec) and I actually own a Wintec Endurance Pro but I find it very uncomfortable and rarely use it. I have 3 dressage saddles now (I know, excessive right?) and might be getting another in a week so I have no shortage of backups, that's for sure!