I've recently been getting into trail riding, and looking at saddles. I have a 14.2 hand QH mare. She is super round and muscular, but I don't want a heavy western saddle. I think an Australian saddle would be a good alternative. Plus, I've heard they are much more comfy. I don't want a cheap "imported" one though. I'm afraid it will just fall apart. I would rather buy a really nice used one. I've been looking at Syd Hill and Toowoomba. But, since these saddles are made in Australia, and made for the more narrow Australian horse, I'm afraid they will be too narrow for my QH, who is built like a line-backer.
Anybody have an Australian saddle? And/or a QH or round/muscular horse they ride in one on? Any suggestions?