The saddle when I first put it on him, it wasn't sinched yet. I am pretty sure it needs a thicker pad. To me it looks like it sits back a little far, I read that saddlebreds saddles usually fit further down their backs cause they are so long. I've never had a gaited horse, and I know they make gaited saddles, I've seen some but they look so huge and bulky(maybe just the brands I saw).
Anyhow any corrections I may need to do, please let me know.
I thought it looked like a good height above his withers..
It's not my saddle, but I had permission to use it and I wanted to build him up a bit more before I bought one.