Okay so, my dad would like to buy a horse for trail riding / pleasure etc. He's been riding my horse which is a TB who is beginners if not novice horse. I've been giving him the basics such as, halt, go, turn, position and gaits etc.
I've decided on getting a Australian Stock Saddle for his new horse and we've just been looking around just to get an idea on quality and prices.
But I am an english rider and I have absolutely no idea in what to look for when buying a Aussie Stock Saddle. Can anyone give me any ideas in what to look for, what to avoid, price ranges - it is a matter of "the more you pay the better the saddle". The horse is most likely going to be ridden once or twice a week.
And sizes too, I have a 16.5 inch wintec all purpose saddle and that was for growing room as well, would he be suited to a 16.5 inch or a 17 inch, he's got an average weight and would be riding a 15hh+ horse.