Smoke is your typical high withered walking horse, and as I've come to learn more about saddle fit, I've realized the western saddle I have doesn't fit him. He never complains, but I can tell now that it can't be comfortable. I'd like to keep the saddle, but if someone has one that would fit him better I am willing to trade mine. The saddle I have to trade is 16 inch seat Big Horn. The only real wear visible is on the felt seat, it's just a bit dirty with use. I just oiled it last week. I'll attach photos.
I'll need a 16 inch seat, or around there. High gullet, narrower tree. I'd like to spend no more than 200, as I'm on a budget. Therefor, cosmetic wear does not bother me one bit as long as the saddle is safe and sound for use.
I was thinking a roper, because they tend to have higher horns, no? Perhaps that would be better for him. Feel free to give me pointers, as I'm still learning.
A custom-made gaited horse saddle is not an option at this time, so I am coming to my trusted and resourceful horseforum colleagues! Go ahead, make my day. :)
EDIT: title should say "Trade" this one ^^