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post #21 of 22 Old 03-12-2013, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by fkonidaris View Post
My horse was bred for speed and she loves to run. In the arena, she can get kind of hot at times and excited when anticipating. I also trail ride her and she's calm as can be. She has her occassional spook, but she doesn't try to bolt off or anything. I wouldn't run your horse on the pattern constantly, change of pace is always good and keeps them from getting bored.

As far as saddles go, I trail ride in my barrel saddle all the time since I don't have a trail saddle anymore. I'm comfortable riding in mine and feel more secure with the high cantle. Helps keep me in place when going up/down hills.
Thank you, That sounds great, I really want my horse to be an all around horse. She is spunky, but also gentle and loving. I Like the high cantle on a saddle too. I set on a new trail saddle that had high cantle and it felt great.
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post #22 of 22 Old 03-12-2013, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by beau159 View Post
That is the best way to go.

Like any other type of saddle, stay away from new cheap barrel saddles in the $200 to $400 range. Cheap is what cheap does.

You are much better off buying an older used saddle with a quality brand, that has been taken care of. Some of the brands I like are: Circle Y, Hereford, Tex Tan, Billy Cook, Martin
That is what I want to do, I am going to a used tack sale this weekend. I want buy a great saddle just used.

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