Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Unfortunately, the two saddles I know for sure fit him are my English saddle and my Aussie saddle...and my Aussie is two hours away in impound (long story). And neither of them fit like a western saddle.
In my area, there is only one saddle in my price range that would fit me and it's a Tex Tan western-style endurance saddle at one of the local tack consignment shops.
I was looking through my pics of the last schooling show I went to in March of last year (was a spectator) and more often than not, the western riders were showing in clean, well-fitting tack, nothing fancy. There were a couple of people with the full big show set up, but they didn't place any better because of it.
As for patterned pads, someone on my other thread had a good point that I don't want to get too busy with colors and patterns on the pad because Aires' is such a loud pinto that it'll be too much.
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