Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
We have a lot of gaited horses in this area and I really see nothing gaited or Arabian about this horse. If you had told me he was a registered paint I would have believed you.
As for "gaited" saddles - its just a tree that is more likely to fit their body type, just like an Arabian saddle, etc. A little different than regular QH or semi-QH bars and usually allows a bit more wither room. However, just because the saddle claims its gaited, does not mean it will fit every gaited horse. Plus many "regular" saddles fit just fine as well. They are just marketing terms for the most part.
As to your rolling saddle - I always associated rolling with a saddle that is too narrow. Are you sure your saddle is too wide? Is it sitting down in the front and popping up in the back? Plus, the saddle will fit completely differently once he is in good weight and muscled out.
I guess I'm also not seeing what you are talking about with the hind end and the legs being different lengths. Maybe if you had him squared up it would be easier to see what you are talking about? Right now from those pics he looks like a normal horse with his legs in 2 different positions. They aren't going to look the same like that.
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