Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Tennessee
• Horses: 0
I use endurance saddles pretty much exclusively. We started with Abettas and Wintecs but weren't really pleased with them overall. They aren't really that comfortable, even though they are light and easy.
Then I got a Crates endurance saddle from National Bridle Shop. Leather and synthetic, it is light enough and easy to handle, and comfortable to ride in. I still have it, have had it for years, and turn down offers to buy it from everyone that rides in it.
My sister got a Tucker endurance saddle and we were in love with that one. The only thing was, for some reason, my sister got bruises on the inside of her knees when she used it. Never figured that one it. But its very comfy to ride in.
Was in love with the Tucker until my neighbor sold me his nearly new Bighorn endurance saddle (he quit riding). Oh joy! It is a thing of beauty and the most comfortable saddle I've ever rode in. However, it is a well made sturdy leather saddle, so its not the lightest thing.