I have to agree that you don't need a special saddle and that you need to free up the shoulders on a gaited horse. I have a gaited Stubben saddle that is for sale and it is extremely comfortable for both rider and horse. The only reason I am selling it is I have too many saddles. It is in mint condition. It gives the horse lots of leg contact and it perfect for trail riding. I could send you a picture by email if you would like to see it.