Originally Posted by NorthernMama
If the aussies work for you, then why not use an aussie? Maybe you aren't allowed to show in an aussie?
Since it's just a little barn show, my BO is perfectly fine with me riding in my Aussie. Which was the plan. Until we figured out that my Aussie is WAY too wide for Aires. The tree at the pommel is literally sitting on his withers, even without a rider on.
Not sure how I missed it. Probably because I love the saddle so much that I blinded myself to the fit issues. Either way, I can't ride in my Aussie and I'm torn about selling it and I can't get a new one unless I sell the one I have.
After I originally posted this thread, I took a couple of lessons in a Circle A barrel saddle that I actually really liked. Problem is, it only comes in semi-QH bars (6.25" gullet) and we need FQHB (7" gullet).
I did find a 16" reining saddle on Craigslist that looks amazingly comfortable, but it's out of my price range unless I sell my Aussie and my western...and even then it would be a little more than I can comfortably afford. Posted via Mobile Device