I have heard that a quality dressage saddle is supposed to work, also. I haven't tried it, just what I have heard. I went looking for a nice used dressage saddle.
ROFLMBO I can get a new gaited saddle fitted and finished for less than a quality used dressage saddle. But I honestly don't like most gaited saddles. They don't allow my back to sit comfortable.
So, I am looking for a nice used AP English saddle. I'll try it and see where it leads. Rascal is a narrow withered beasty with odd shoulders, so this ought to be fun LOL.
I really don't want to fork out a ton of money for a new saddle until I know he is going to remain sound under saddle. That will take time. Not to mention the fact whatever I buy now will, most likely, have to be replaced in 6 months when he gets more muscle.
*sigh* The joys of riding are costly.