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        01-10-2012, 02:06 PM
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    Green Broke
    Rodeo Gone Western

    This saddle is a saddle that a woman at the barn is willing to sell me. I wanted to see how it fit Rodeo, and well to see how he would react to a Western Saddle. Its obviously pretty big on him, but that's okay, he's not even 2 yet, so I wasnt expecting much. Going to go riding in it this Friday to try it out and see if I like it or not.

    Anyways, he's Rodeo with his first Western saddle on. He's had an English saddle on before, just never got around to taking any pics. Theres a few pics of him out in the pasture as well! Enjoy










         
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        01-10-2012, 02:20 PM
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    Trained
    He looks cute with a western saddle...just not that one, IMO. Lol

    I don't like the color (light saddles like that, if they don't have a crap load of tooling to bring some contrast, always look cheap to me) and...I don't know...it just *looks* cheap.

    What brand is the saddle?

    And it's always a pleasure to see little Rodeo!
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        01-10-2012, 02:25 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    He looks cute with a western saddle...just not that one, IMO. Lol

    I don't like the color (light saddles like that, if they don't have a crap load of tooling to bring some contrast, always look cheap to me) and...I don't know...it just *looks* cheap.

    What brand is the saddle?

    And it's always a pleasure to see little Rodeo!

    No idea to be honest with you. But I wont just turn it down due to not being a name brand, my english saddle isnt name brand, and its probably one of the most saddles I've ridden in. As for the color, I like the color, but I like lighter leather lol.

    But, in the back, it seems very very stiff, not sure if that is due to being new, or what. But yeah, Im still kinda iffy on it...we'll see how it plays out. I do agree though, there is a definite "cheap" look to it for sure!
         
        01-10-2012, 02:32 PM
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    Trained
    I'm not huge on name brands, either. My saddle is definitely a no-name saddle, but I love it (even if it's turning into a pain to attach my new pommel bags to).

    I don't *mind* light leather...when it doesn't look cheap, like that saddle does. One of my friends had a gorgeous light oak saddle (that had tons of tooling on it lol) that I loved. I like the look of light leather with silver, as well.

    Just something about that particular saddle strikes me as cheaply made. I could be wrong. My friend bought a light oil western saddle off the internet for her first horse (a big appy gelding) and it was the cheapest saddle I have ever seen...and it looked cheap. JMO, though.
         
        01-10-2012, 02:40 PM
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    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    I'm not huge on name brands, either. My saddle is definitely a no-name saddle, but I love it (even if it's turning into a pain to attach my new pommel bags to).

    I don't *mind* light leather...when it doesn't look cheap, like that saddle does. One of my friends had a gorgeous light oak saddle (that had tons of tooling on it lol) that I loved. I like the look of light leather with silver, as well.

    Just something about that particular saddle strikes me as cheaply made. I could be wrong. My friend bought a light oil western saddle off the internet for her first horse (a big appy gelding) and it was the cheapest saddle I have ever seen...and it looked cheap. JMO, though.
    Thats like my English Saddle, a few friends have ridden in it, that have name brand saddles, and they loved my no name! LOL as do I!

    But I agree with you, comparing it to other saddles especially, there is a cheapness to this saddle. Don't get me wrong, Im not looking for some amazing expensive perfect saddle, Im looking for a Western saddle to eventually start Rodeo when that time comes, but at the same time, I do want a saddle that will hold up, and Im not sure if this one will. We'll see.....theres quite a few saddles for sale around here so its not like this is my only option!

    I do appreciate your opinion though! I've always ridden English, but have started really getting into Western, and I just love it!
         
        01-10-2012, 03:05 PM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    He looks cute with a western saddle...just not that one, IMO. Lol

    I don't like the color (light saddles like that, if they don't have a crap load of tooling to bring some contrast, always look cheap to me) and...I don't know...it just *looks* cheap.

    What brand is the saddle?

    And it's always a pleasure to see little Rodeo!
    I agree..with draftyAiresMum... that the saddle looks cheap.. and the color is way 2 bright on him.

    With a name like Rodeo he should have a bronc saddle ;) hahaha jk
         
        01-10-2012, 03:17 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Evansk    
    I agree..with draftyAiresMum... that the saddle looks cheap.. and the color is way 2 bright on him.

    With a name like Rodeo he should have a bronc saddle ;) hahaha jk
    Hahah....Im hoping he is the complete opposite of his name when it comes to riding! LOL
         
        01-10-2012, 03:45 PM
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    Green Broke
    You confused the crap outta me with the title...definitely was NOT thinking of the Horse Rodeo so I was like "rodeo is WESTERN port already??????" haha but he's looking good. The saddle doesnt look cheap it just looks too bright. Needs some designs and tooling on it.
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        01-10-2012, 03:51 PM
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    Showing
    I agree with Drafty, Rodeo looks cute with a western saddle, just not that one. It looks to be of lesser quality. I don't mind light oil, have a couple myself, it's the leather quality that I'd be concerned with.

    My suggestion would be to look for a quality used saddle, you can pick up a good used one for the same price of a brand new lesser quality one. I picked up a really nice 25 yr old Cook for a student a few months ago for $200, people hadn't used it in years but was in fantastic shape.
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        01-10-2012, 03:58 PM
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    Showing
    One of the reasons people buy saddles with known, and respected, names is not just for ego. A quality saddle has good leather, stitching that is well done, and, most importantly, a solid tree.

    No name saddles typically are Asian imports with poor leather and questionable trees. I would strongly suggest for you to avoid a saddle like that for the long term comfort of your horse.
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