It seems like my TWH has a hard time gaiting when I use my Aussie endurance saddle. The company I bought it from says that Aussie saddles are great for gaited horses since they are lighter and I've read that other places as well. This doesn't make much sense to me since Aussie saddles sit further forward than western saddles. It seems like that would hinder shoulder movement - isn't that why there are "gaited saddles" - aren't they made to free up the shoulders?
Has anyone had great success or big problems with an Aussie saddle and their gaited horse?
Do you think a saddle specifically for gaited horses would be better?