02-28-2014, 09:25 PM
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This is my first post here, been lurking a while tho. This is exactly the info I need as well--what saddle to look for...
Hello first of all. I am a 45yo woman, been riding my whole life. Western. Just recently realized my roping saddle just is too heavy, too bulky for the riding I want to do, which is lots of miles, both flat and hilly. Currently ride a stout qh gelding 'copper', 16.1 and 1400lb. He's got a good shape, sweet nature and choppy gaits.
I can go up to maybe $1000 for my new saddle, but that's pushing it. So far i've seen a sharon saare and a synergist online, that seem good for me n copper. Is either one better? And how about a cashel, which is a look-alike of clinton andersons' axis treed saddle. Anybody have info for me on those???
I am sorry if I am asking the same ol questions, but I reeeaaaally can't afford to mess up with that much cash, and I reeeaaallly want a better saddle for long riding!! And need help!
PS....I do not want a horn, have only rode western so am scared to buy something too english, and not real interested in synthetic.