Your favorite brand of western saddle for the big guys?
I am in the process of selling my Blue Ridge barrel saddle, it measures out to 7 3/4" gullet which I was almost certain was going to fit Jagger the Clydesdale. When you sit it on him it just barely fits(he is still gaining weight), and when you cinch him up and sit in the saddle it presses into him-- too narrow and the bars are just wrong. (I almost feel as though the gullet should be wider, and the bars a little steeper so they dont push into him? I am still trying to understand the whole gullet vs. bars..)
Anyway, I am looking for a used saddle.. something affordable. I have been eyeing up Big Horn and Abetta draft saddles. I have not heard much on the Big Horns but have heard the Abettas are very wide.
Thoughts and opinions? Any brands that you like?
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Last edited by HoovesWithDaFur; 02-06-2014 at 02:56 PM.