I think the Aussie saddle is an English/ Western saddle combined
That is just my opinion
A friend of mine has an Aussi stock saddle but set up on western full quarter horse bars and endurance skirt not western. Its a very safe and comfortable saddle with the design features we require for trekking. Spreads the load over the horses back. I have a Aussi stock saddle A cheep one but I wont ride in it the padding is designed on the GP english saddle and does not spread the load.
Now for a report on my horse Stella She is loading well and responding to my voice commands. But I think she has gone off me. I took her some hay, placed it on my left hand side a friend was standing on my right, both of us leaning over the gate. Stella would get a mouth full of hay and turn towards me but continue turning her head all the way to my friend and nuzel him. What have I done to be snobbed. She did it three times, then I left.
The summer weather here in NZ has turned to custard. In the south Island they have had snow and floods washing out a bridge leaving tourists stranded. And in the winterless north where I live, its raining again and set to continue for 3 or 4 days. The snow in the South Island won't last more than acouple of days but the weather pattern in Northland is setting us up for a wet summer Can I come over there, I would prefer to play in the snow than hot humid rain. I could go flark hunting.