Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: I was born in Germany, raised in Texas.
I have always ridden in a smooth saddle since about the age of 13. But up until now, I never had the chance to try otherwise. I rode my teenage saddle for about 20 years and then was given a saddle several years ago which was also smooth. Then I lost all my saddles in our fire last fall and while shopping around for a new barrel saddle, I came across a rough out Tex Tan and thought, man, what a pain to keep clean. I wanted to steer clear. The girl who was selling it said, just sit in it and see what you think. SOLD! Yea, I bought it. And what a dream to run in. So much more secure. I'll never race in anything but rough out again. Too bad it took me this long to figure it out. I use a rough brush to keep it scrubbed and semi clean but like someone said, the more worn, the more loved. I look forward to my new saddle taking on my leg print. :)