Fredi and I just picked up an Aussie saddle and all I can say is WOW is it comfortable. We were skeptical and now I understand why endurance riders use them. If you have not yet tried one, I definitely say TRY IT!
For those of you who may not be aware, an Australian saddle is a hybrid between an English (Dressage) and Western saddle. Kind of the best of both worlds. You have the close contact of an English saddle, and the support of a Western Saddle. Some of the saddles have a horn, some do not. Some of them have western stirrups, and others have irons.
Aussie saddles, where have you been all my life?