Okay, so I'm interested in purchasing an Australian stock saddle for trail riding because I find western saddles INCREDIBLY uncomfortable. I found one in a nearby city that I like, but it doesn't come with a girth (not that I saw, at least). So, my question is this...do I need to purchase an Australian girth or would an English girth work (I know they both have a two buckle system)? If an English girth would work, my trainer has a nice neoprene one we could borrow, which would be awesome.
Also, could I use an English AP saddle pad instead of an Australian pad? They look like they're about the same size, to be honest. I bought one when I thought we had an English saddle we would be using (belongs to our trainer, but it doesn't fit Aires...at all).