I've been having trouble getting my horse to gait - she's only 3 and supposedly TWH. She will gait nicely at times, just not consistently. Anyway, I took some riding lessons yesterday (its 2 hours from home, so I did a half day crash course) as a little refresher and took my saddle with me. Rode a TWH part of the time. The instructor said that she usually likes Aussie style saddles, but she thinks that mine is putting my weight too far forward and making it harder for my horse to gait. Its a "Kimberly Literider from Downunder Saddle Supply". The website that I got it from of course says that Aussie saddles are great for gaited horses. So, now I've spent all this money and have been told that I need to get something else. Is this instructor correct or crazy?
Does anyone have any opinions or suggestions about this? Does anyone else use an Aussie stock saddle that they use with a gaited horse? What about Henry Miller saddles? Any other ideas?