Originally Posted by BennysLace
It being flat wouldn't be a huge problem for me, I ussually don't use a saddle at all but I love tack.
Since you're able to ride bareback, please don't think you need a saddle to ride a gaited horse because you don't.
The horse in my avatar has been with me 22 years; the only time I put his Plantation saddle on him, was when we went in a parade and we've done some hard trail riding in a few states, including SoCal
However, I still have 7 or 8 saddles left in my lifetime collection. At my age I need to start getting rid of stuff - I'll sell them to you
It is an addiction and I've sat on my hands many times in this life