I have a 4yo - straight egyptian bred - gelding. I've been looking for months for a western saddle to use just to work him at the barn. I'm an english rider, so I'm completely out of my element. The BM - who spent years in the arab world and has since switched to the QH/contesting world - and her daughter told me to look for FQH bars. Is this true?
Arab bars are near impossible to find and don't exist for an affordable price - I'm talking $200ish or less because it's only for work since he's a hunt seat horse. FQH bars, on the other hand, are in absolute abundance here in QH country. If this statement is true, then finding a saddle will become exponentially easier. I've never heard this before, though.
Does anything know how true this is?