Ok, another saddle post. I have a cheap Aussie that I think fits my mare pretty well, except it pinches the shoulders. It is very tight to get a hand under there when cinched up and esp. when I am mounted. And I find dry circles on her shoulders occasinally. She is a pain to fit bc she has a bit of a sway and everything bridges. Someone suggested Wintec with the adjustable gullet(I looked around and like the Wintec AP 2000 best) and I considered this, a treeless, and getting an Aussie from a company like Down Under that does wither tracings. I'd like this to be under $1000. SO, any opinions on what kind, and if I go with an Aussie, which company? Down Under seemed to have more options in my price range than Australian Stock Saddle Co, but I am leary of the quality of the DU's bc they are made in India, correct? But people say good things. I need a better saddle soon, and I can't afford to trial all of these. It is strictly for trail riding. I like the Aussie vs Western bc my knees are not sore, I can't imagine ever riding Western again. Would an AP English saddle be hard on the knees? I rode one on trails lightly YEARS ago.