I'm tossing around the idea of a synthetic Aussie endurance saddle.
I currently have a cheapo English saddle that fits my Quarab fairly decent, but it doesn't put me in the best position for a ride of any real distance, and unless I put Velcro on my button and seat, I'm not staying IN it either lol! My boy is pretty full of it sometimes and I know my limits because I'm primarily a western rider. I also have my huge bulky silver encrusted western show saddle that obviously isn't an option either.
SO what I'm getting at is, does anyone have input on synthetic saddles?
I had one about 15 years ago when I was a kid and from what I remember it was pretty good. It was an Abetta western saddle and extremely light weight and durable. Doesn't that fit the bill for what we're all looking for in an endurance saddle? I'm thinking an Aussie endurance saddle because its less bulk than western, the stirrup leathers are more narrow and flexible than western, which is good for me and my horrible knees, and the poleys act as extra insurance for when Kix decides to act a fool haha! The one I'm looking at is the Kimberly Synthetic Endurance Saddle with Horn... Synthetic Horse Saddles - Western and Australian Styles
Also, the fact that this company customizes all the trees, as well as gives one free fitting after purchase, and synthetic can get wet, are more huge selling points for me.
If its too good to be true, then it can't be true ,can it? Haha I don't wanna get duped because this sounds like the perfect saddle for me! Help!