I am thinking about changing Sambo from an English pleasure horse to Western pleasure...I think his gait quality would be a bit better for Western, e.g. His flat canter and not-so-smooth trot.
I'd need a NARROW saddle, perhaps a "Gaited Horse" saddle...but I've seen them in catalogs for over $1,000!! How wide is the gullet for that type? I've got a Wintec all-purpose English saddle with the easy-change gullet system, and he's on the yellow narrow gullet with a half pad and a seat riser because he's got such high withers.
I hope to be joining a local 4H club, so I was thinking maybe someone would have a saddle that was too narrow for their QH's and would be willing to sell/give it to me.
I've got a Horse Illustrated article on teaching to neck rein, and I've still got alot of work to do before he's even in show condition.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Anything would be greatly appreciated!!