Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southwest Arkansas
The answer is more complicated than "gaited" saddle vs full or semi QH bars. Gaited horses are built as differently as non gaited horses. I have a wide mutton withered MFT mare and a RMH that is much more narrow.....they are both gaited, but require very different saddles. Find a saddle that fits YOUR horse, keeping in mind that gaited horses typically need more "flare" in the front to accommodate shoulder movement. Do some research before buying a saddle & don't get suckered into thinking that you can just buy a "gaited" saddle that automatically fit your horse. Both mine have custom made saddles....the RMH is built funky, I tried every saddle I owned & borrowed from various friends without getting anything close to a fit. The MFT would probably been pretty easy to fit, but I was so happy with the first saddle I bought from AMTS, I got another.