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post #21 of 36 Old 04-02-2014, 05:24 PM
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I ride my TWH in a Tucker Gen11 endurance saddle and love it. I have had it for 5 yrs.not one issue ever
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post #22 of 36 Old 04-02-2014, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Because the horse's back is in constant motion this is why a rigid tree works altho a rawhide covered wood tree has a bit of flex whereas the Ralide doesn't. A flex tree, depending on maker, can cause a horse problems because of how it flexes. The early ones were disastrous ie if it lifted here it pushed into the horse there, creating a sore back. Also there were weight restrictions. There are also "flex" trees that are merely closed cell foam between the tree and the skirts which adds a small amount of flex in the broadest sense of the word. A friend is dropping off her Passier AP, a gift, altho I suspect it's not wide enough for my boy. I haven't seen it in 3 yrs so memory may not be correct. It was an awesome saddle to ride in, felt custom made.
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post #23 of 36 Old 04-05-2014, 06:55 AM
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I wouldn't shy away from a dressage saddle. You do see a lot of the endurance riders using them.
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post #24 of 36 Old 04-05-2014, 05:20 PM
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I agree with Guilherme get a all purpose Stubben. I bought mine second hand and have had it for 4 years. I have jumped, trail ridden, and done dressage. It is the most comfortable saddle I have ever sat in and hope to keep it for the rest of my life! I have even ridden saddlebreds in it so it will work on a gaited horse.
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Saddlebred, I think you missed it where I'd said my knees last maybe 20 min with the shorter stirrup, the result of a car accident when a teen. I'll check out the Stubben dressage.
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Saddlebred, I think you missed it where I'd said my knees last maybe 20 min with the shorter stirrup, the result of a car accident when a teen. I'll check out the Stubben dressage.
Some saddles encourage a shorter leg but not the Stubbens I've ridden.They seem to fit a wide range of butts and backs!!!

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I ride my TWH in a Tucker Gen11 endurance saddle and love it. I have had it for 5 yrs.not one issue ever
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I had one that my horse outgrew. It kept it's value very well. And it was a very seat/leg friendly saddle. Many people around here ride their walkers in Tuckers.
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post #29 of 36 Old 04-10-2014, 08:27 PM
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Some saddles encourage a shorter leg but not the Stubbens I've ridden.They seem to fit a wide range of butts and backs!!!

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Actually it's not the size of the "butt" (flesh) but the width of the seat bones that determines fit. A heavy person with a narrow seat bones will fit into a saddle better than a thin person with wide seat bones. Stubben makes excellent, but narrow saddles, which is why they're painful for some people (like me). We're not all built the same. :)
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post #30 of 36 Old 07-27-2014, 04:18 PM
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Altho I do have a saddle seat saddle, I'm wanting something better for general riding that will also encourage the gaits. I'm wondering about a dressage saddle. I'd like input from others regarding my choice. There isn't a western saddle that will fit him so I'll be riding English on the trails.
I moved onto a Christie Trooper Saddle. A good choice for my TWH and MFT.
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