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    09-07-2013, 08:02 PM
  #41
Weanling
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Originally Posted by peterjohnston    
Circle Y are a good saddle, as are circle s. Some may laugh but I own a selection of Double T saddles and one Showman saddle I use for showe (obviously).
Unless these saddles (Double T, Buffalo and etc) that you posted about have changed their style and craftsmanship, which I doubt, are IMO a horrible choice of saddles for any type of horse.
The tree's are too narrow and tend to pinch at the shoulders and the staples have a tendency to come out. Not to mention the quality of leather is low grade and stiff as a board or paper thin.

So with that said, I would NEVER recommend them.

Circle Y saddles are by far a better choice and in the long run CHEAPER than spending hard earned dollars on cheaply built saddles that you will end up replacing.
For the price of a Double T saddle new, you can purchase a nice name brand saddle such as a circle Y for the same price if not cheaper ;)

Sorry to have ruined your business plug in.
     
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    09-09-2013, 08:48 AM
  #42
Foal
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Originally Posted by Gaited07    
Unless these saddles (Double T, Buffalo and etc) that you posted about have changed their style and craftsmanship, which I doubt, are IMO a horrible choice of saddles for any type of horse.
The tree's are too narrow and tend to pinch at the shoulders and the staples have a tendency to come out. Not to mention the quality of leather is low grade and stiff as a board or paper thin.

So with that said, I would NEVER recommend them.

Circle Y saddles are by far a better choice and in the long run CHEAPER than spending hard earned dollars on cheaply built saddles that you will end up replacing.
For the price of a Double T saddle new, you can purchase a nice name brand saddle such as a circle Y for the same price if not cheaper ;)

Sorry to have ruined your business plug in.
Heh, you haven't ruined any business plug, it's what I ride every day and I stand by my words, have you ever ridden a Double T saddle? I very much doubt it and if you haven't then you should shut up since your response has no substance and zero benefit to other readers.
My views on saddle choices are based on fact. Yes you can pay huge amounts for some saddles that are excellent quality but are often way over priced and there are some poorly manufactured saddles on the market also. Like evrything else, there's a market for all budgets. Funny how a recent poll of satisfied DT owners said that their purchase was money well spent?
     
    09-09-2013, 03:16 PM
  #43
Weanling
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Originally Posted by peterjohnston    
Heh, you haven't ruined any business plug, it's what I ride every day and I stand by my words, have you ever ridden a Double T saddle? I very much doubt it and if you haven't then you should shut up since your response has no substance and zero benefit to other readers.
My views on saddle choices are based on fact. Yes you can pay huge amounts for some saddles that are excellent quality but are often way over priced and there are some poorly manufactured saddles on the market also. Like evrything else, there's a market for all budgets. Funny how a recent poll of satisfied DT owners said that their purchase was money well spent?

To answer your question about riding in these saddles is YES and that is how I come to that conclusion. And I stand by my word that these saddles are poorly crafted, toss away saddles that HURT the horses back with their design.
The only positive reviews you are seeing is from na´ve horse owners buying into the sales pitch on these saddles and the price.

Also to add, any educated horse person would never own one of these saddles and we spread the word to be wise and NOT purchase cheap equipment because you get what you pay for and the poor horse pays the ultimate price with pain to their backs, shoulders, and or hips from the poor craftsmanship of these saddles.

I'm sorry but I will stay with KNOWN brand names and promote them :)
     
    09-09-2013, 03:23 PM
  #44
Yearling
I ride one horse in a Great Plains barrel saddle, ride the other horse in a Double T believe it or not (whoops, looks like I'm going to horse owner hell) because its the only saddle I've found around that fits him good. Will I upgrade? Yeah, eventually? Does he have a sore back? Nope. Quite comfortable for me too.
Show saddle's a Circle Y.
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    09-09-2013, 04:00 PM
  #45
Yearling
Whoops. Didn't realize this was in the gaited forum. Ignore my answer then.
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    09-09-2013, 04:22 PM
  #46
Weanling
Here is one (of many) feedbacks on the Buffalo Saddles. Double T does not have any reviews that I see under trail saddles but I believe Double T are made through the same company as Buffalo.
Buffalo Saddlery Pleasure Saddle Trail Saddles Reviews @ Horse Tack Review

Buffalo Saddlery Saddle Trail Saddles Reviews @ Horse Tack Review

Buffalo Saddle 3910 Trail Saddles Reviews @ Horse Tack Review

Here is a review on the Double T barrel saddle
Double T Barrel saddle Barrel Saddles Reviews @ Horse Tack Review
     
    09-09-2013, 04:30 PM
  #47
Weanling
I don't know anything about Showman saddles but here's a few reviews on them. (which sounds the same build of DT and Buffalo but upper grade)

Showman Western Pleasure 16" Silver Show Saddle Show Saddles Reviews @ Horse Tack Review

Showman Saddlery 16" Silver Trim Saddle Show Saddles Reviews @ Horse Tack Review
     
    09-09-2013, 10:39 PM
  #48
Foal
I ride my TWH mare in a synthetic aussie endurance saddle from Down Under Saddle Supply. Only saddle I have found so far that fits her as close to perfect as you can get, and extremely comfy to boot. For the price, the quality is outstanding.
My next purchase will be a FQHB vintage leather western saddle as they tend to fit her nicely as well.
     
    09-12-2013, 01:45 AM
  #49
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gaited07    
Unless these saddles (Double T, Buffalo and etc) that you posted about have changed their style and craftsmanship, which I doubt, are IMO a horrible choice of saddles for any type of horse.
The tree's are too narrow and tend to pinch at the shoulders and the staples have a tendency to come out. Not to mention the quality of leather is low grade and stiff as a board or paper thin.

So with that said, I would NEVER recommend them.

Circle Y saddles are by far a better choice and in the long run CHEAPER than spending hard earned dollars on cheaply built saddles that you will end up replacing.
For the price of a Double T saddle new, you can purchase a nice name brand saddle such as a circle Y for the same price if not cheaper ;)

Sorry to have ruined your business plug in.

LOL, Gaited, I know I must be doing something right! I love a Circle Y on my TWH. It will last forever and keeps it's resale value.
Gaited07 and Malda like this.
     
    09-12-2013, 03:01 PM
  #50
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by peterjohnston    
They do free delivery too so you can buy 6 saddles for the same price as a custom and I've never had a problem in 3 years, check it out.

6 TexTan saddles for the price of 1 Custom?
I have some Dry swampland in Florida you may be interested in

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