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        04-05-2014, 08:18 PM
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    Foal
    saddle decision.. gaited australian

    What is the big buzz about an australian saddle.. I will be getting a gaited horse soon.. prob TW or Peruvian or MO Fox trotter and was wondering why these saddles are so fine,,
         
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        04-05-2014, 09:12 PM
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    Green Broke
    I have an aussie saddle and one of my horses is a MFT. The model I have is a synthetic endurance one and styled a little differently in that the flaps are not as long and the girthing system uses a regular dressage girth. I like this saddle because it is lightweight (certainly in relation to my western ones), it is comfortable and lets me sit in a position quite close to 'english' standards, it fits the horse well and most importantly it has a secure seat because of the high cantle and the poleys on the front (I do trail riding).
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        04-05-2014, 10:05 PM
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    Foal
    They're designed for long rides and very comfortable for some people. The one I had never bothered my knees (English saddle do) and had a seat wide enough that I could sit comfortably, not on the seams of the saddle. Also very well made for only $1500. It's the Muster Master, but all the saddles I tried made by this company were very comfortable.

    Aussie Leather Saddles

    There are different styles and I've ridden in some that really put you in a chair seat and are rock hard, painful to sit in after a few minutes. You just have to try different ones.
         
        04-05-2014, 11:08 PM
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    Yearling
    I find Aussie saddles to be "blister rigs" for me. I don't swear by them, I swear at them!!!

    Fit of a saddle is like fitting shoes or underwear: it's intensely personal!

    Try the Aussue; you might love it. If you don't then don't feel beholden to anybody and walk on by.

    G.
         
        04-06-2014, 01:10 PM
      #5
    Foal
    I love mine, and yes, a cheap Aussie saddle is just as horrific at torturing your behind as any cheap saddle.

    I have a Downunder synthetic and I love it. It fits my Standardbred and he gaits very well in it.

    Sit in a few and find what fits comfortable for you, and I do highly recommend Downunder as they will work with you on fit.
         
        04-06-2014, 01:32 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Idrivetrotters    
    I love mine, and yes, a cheap Aussie saddle is just as horrific at torturing your behind as any cheap saddle.

    I have a Downunder synthetic and I love it. It fits my Standardbred and he gaits very well in it.

    Sit in a few and find what fits comfortable for you, and I do highly recommend Downunder as they will work with you on fit.
    I, too, have a Downunder saddle and love it for trail riding.
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        04-09-2014, 12:40 AM
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    Foal
    I'm looking at upgrading to the Kimberly Light rider, I'm looking at doing more distance riding (my OTSTB the further he goes the better he is) and would love a lighter saddle. Plus my guy is such a diva, he hates having any part of the saddle actually physically touching him, so we have a pad that covers ever part of the saddle, and I'm investing in a lot of wool/fleece for the breast collar, girth, and anything else that could touch his oh so sensitive skin :)
         
        04-09-2014, 06:46 AM
      #8
    Foal
    I use an Equipedic pad with my Aussie
         

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