English or Western saddle for trails?
My guy is outgrowing his saddle, so we're on the hunt for a new one.
Problem is, we're probably going to spend the next few years out on the trails, instead of in the ring. My plan was evening, but he really hates the dressage part and, although super talented, is also not big on jumping. Loves spending hours on the trails though!
A friend has a Billy Cook Reining saddle for sale, and she's offered it to me for a pretty good price. The other option is to keep looking for a new dressage saddle to use.
The advantage with a dressage saddle is that if he ever develops a work ethic regarding ring work I won't have to spend money on a new one.
The reining saddle is far more comfortable then any English I've sat in though, and seems like it would be more comfortable for him when the miles start adding up.
Anyone used both for serious trails? Would love some advice!