On a side note, I recommend you switch it up with your horse and try mounting, bridling, ect. from both sides. I do my saddle from the left, because the billets on the right are a bit small for the buckles and its easier to only adjust from the left. Also, when you lead two horses, you'd hate for one to get weird about you being on the wrong side. My mom's knee issues have caused her to start to need mounting from the left, I had to work with her horse for nearly a week to get him to stop walking off when I went to mount.
"Putting pads on a gaited horse is like putting a mask on a beautiful woman."