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        08-11-2014, 08:08 PM
      #11
    Showing
    I would contact your local or closest mounted shooting group in your area and see what they like to use.
         
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        08-14-2014, 02:26 PM
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    Foal
    Budget is preferably under $2000. Thanks for all of the suggestions!
         
        08-16-2014, 01:32 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    I haven't ridden in all the Circle Y models but I have ridden in half- a dozen or more. My favorite saddle I ever had was a Cricle Y and it got stolen. I have never rode in one I didn't absolutely love.

    But you are right they are basically the same thing with minor adjustments made to a similar base.
         
        08-16-2014, 01:40 PM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by SouthernTrails    
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    Not sure why the Saddle the OP mentioned or those Circle Y Saddle are called Shooting Saddle, they are basically Ranch Roping Saddles with different stirrups and overpriced for what you get.

    Circle Y calls this one a Western Dressage Circle Y Saddles - Hearts Western Dressage

    Want to know how many people I know bought them and hated them?

    Just saying.....


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    Southern, shooting saddles often have what are called "bear trap" trees. These have deep swells on the pommel that help hold the rider in position. They also often have smaller deeper seats, also for holding their position.

    BTW, I absolutely LOVE that saddle you posted!
    SouthernTrails and bsms like this.
         
        08-16-2014, 01:57 PM
      #15
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    I just watch a documentary on Gengis Khan and we all know that he and his army lived on their horses. The saddles they used were deep like a dressage yet styled like the endurance. The saddle was covered with thick fleece. These saddles held the rider in while he turned his body to shoot from almost any angle. The fleece covered a bare wood tree.
         
        08-16-2014, 02:45 PM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
    Southern, shooting saddles often have what are called "bear trap" trees. These have deep swells on the pommel that help hold the rider in position. They also often have smaller deeper seats, also for holding their position.

    BTW, I absolutely LOVE that saddle you posted!
    How about this one then? Comes with Square skirts also
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        08-22-2014, 11:40 AM
      #17
    Trained
    If beartrap works good, then maybe this saddle:



    Of course, you might need to find a shooting competition in Australia to use it...

    And given my shooting skills when standing on my own two feet, I might not be a good source of info on shooting well in any saddle! Seriously tho, the last saddle SouthernTrails posted has a 5" cantle and a beartrap swell. Add what looks like a well balanced seat, and it might work well for shooting.
         

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