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post #1 of 60 Old 11-22-2011, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Calling all people with barrel saddles!

Im looking to buy a new barrel saddle this coming spring. I would LOVE to see pictures of your own personal barrel saddles, what you like about them, dont, and what brand! Do you prefer a lower seat, a higher one? Aluminum sturrips vs normal. Rawhide horn or regular?? I am also looking for one that is comfortable for a couple hour ride :) is there something i have to look for in a saddle when i want that??
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post #2 of 60 Old 11-22-2011, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Also do you prefer swede seats or slick, and a bigger size saddle or a snugger one??
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post #3 of 60 Old 11-23-2011, 12:05 AM
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Cant really see in this one
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Already a current thread running: saddles ? lets see em'
Look first and foremost for a saddle that fits your horse. Everything else is negotiable.
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post #5 of 60 Old 11-23-2011, 12:56 AM
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I ride in a Hereford. LOVE it. Much better than most of the newer "Trendy" models, lasts forever, COMFORTABLE, and seats you wonderfully. If a horse is going to buck or be silly, I want to be in that saddle and none other. I give all the first rides in that saddle because I trust it.

I don't ride in aluminum stirrups just because I've never had them on my saddle. I can't honestly give an opinion on that.

Everything else, just depends on the feel.

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #6 of 60 Old 11-23-2011, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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ilovemyqh- its a cool picture though :)

Bubba- iv seen that thread and looked at it all. I was hoping to get deeper with it. I love all the saddles on there too! Also my horse will be brought with so ensure correct fit

sorrelhorse- nice looking saddle and i have to say i love the pad colors too! Thank you for posting pictures :) Every little bit helps!
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I am not much of a barrel racer but I rode a few and I liked the Ammerman and the Dale Martin.

I loved the Ammerman. It had a suede seat with the ostrich in the front by the swells. It had a deep seat and a lot of dish to the cantle. I could really sit down in it, especially with this roan horse who has a lot of power and will run past a barrel if you don't sit down to help him rate. The horn was perfect for me because of the height-I could really push against it. It had the leather stirrups which would be the only thing I would of changed. I like a stirrup with some weight.(Thats why I was using the rubber bands) But that is a personal choice. I have ridden in a Dale Martin too and I really liked it as well. They come with many options.

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post #8 of 60 Old 11-23-2011, 11:04 AM
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Look at the fit for your horse foremost.

I prefer a saddle with a 5 in. cantle.....helps me stay in place on my fast hard turner.

I've heard ostrich is slick....stingray I've heard is slick and I've heard it's not but I do know it's rather tough on your jeans. Alligator offers a nice grip but same thing....wears your jeans.
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post #9 of 60 Old 11-23-2011, 11:28 AM
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I'm not sure that mine's a barrel saddle, but it's what I barrel race in, and it fits my horse and me well. I'll have to check on the brand for you as it's an older one.

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Thank you guys for all the answers!!
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