I don’t really need more tack but…
I am on the quest for a saddle for trail riding which I can attach stuff to and climb on when out riding. My visor came of due to a tree branch yesterday and luckily one of my friends was able to dismount and retrieve it for me (the remounting is the tricky part)
I am not having any luck with a western saddle to fit my big shouldered shark finned TB.
I stopped at Portland Outdoor store and brought home a used Syd Hill endurance saddle on trial ($700 with all the fittings). Everything I have read about the aussie saddles is folks don’t like them but it feels just like my Devoucoux dressage saddle (which I trail ride in now) but has things to hold onto while mounting and lovely brass horse shoe dee rings to tie stuff to.
So why do aussie saddles have such a bad rap?
I will pad it up for trail but I think a saddle should fit with no pads