09-05-2012, 06:07 PM
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What kind of riding will you be doing? Trails, pleasure, dinking around, small jumps, cross-country, endurance, showing?
Do you have any preference towards English or Western? How experienced are you? Do you have a good seat or do you need "help" from your saddle? Do you like longer or shorter stirrups? Forward-seat, 2-point, or a relaxed comfy laid-back ride?
My sister-in-law has a couple of TWHs that she just rides for pleasure/afternoon light trail riding. She uses an A/P English saddle (Wintec 500) with a wide enough gullet plate to accommodate their scapulas. I ride a TWH/Arab with an A/P English saddle (old Passier), and he does a comfy gait in that (also pleasure/trails). I make sure that the tree-points are well behind his scapulas.
I'm no TWH/gaited horse expert by any means. I just ride a couple of them.
If you prefer Western riding, then someone else will have to help you.