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post #11 of 21 Old 04-27-2011, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by spookychick13 View Post
My mom has a Big Horn for her horse, also synthetic. It seems much nicer quality than the Abetta I had...maybe look into those too?
Another vote for the Big Horn.
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post #12 of 21 Old 04-27-2011, 10:18 AM
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IMO the best synthetic on the market is the Fabtron. A good combination of synthetic and leather.

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post #13 of 21 Old 04-27-2011, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by iridehorses View Post
IMO the best synthetic on the market is the Fabtron. A good combination of synthetic and leather.
Big Horn is synthetic and leather. With previous years of saddle making experience before they ventured into the synthetic market.
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I have an all around square skirted Abetta. I love it. Sure, it's no $3000 leather saddle, but it looks nice (despite being synthetic) and holds up to my heavy duty riding (2+ hours riding daily and barrel races every other weekend)

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This is the big horn my mom has (except hers is brown) and it's really comfy and fits her horse well.
15 1/2inch 16 1/2inch Big Horn Black Cordura Saddle Arab - $641.00 : Bootz Store, Best Internet Deals

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I double Big Horn. I'd take it over Abetta personally. Another one is Fabtron. No-no to Wintec on my side (broke under me).

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post #17 of 21 Old 04-27-2011, 05:41 PM
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I have one it's pretty nice for trail rides we go swimming at.
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post #18 of 21 Old 04-27-2011, 10:43 PM
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Abetta saddles are mostly around $300-$400. It's affordable, comparing to those wintec and Bates. i have a Meti 500 saddle and it works well, affordable prices and supple leather.

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Hmm ok I'll take a look at Big Horn too.. thanks :)
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post #20 of 21 Old 04-28-2011, 09:15 PM
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Daughter's trainer has an old Abetta synthetic western saddle that she picked up a garage sale for $75. She mainly rides English, but since most people around here ride western, she picked up the saddle so she would have a western saddle to use while training horses. She loves hers.

We tried it on my Dancer, and it fit her beautifully - and all this time I thought she was going to be a booger to find a saddle for.

I'm seriously considering an Abetta Brushpopper saddle, or maybe the Stealth, since it has a round skirt and my Dancer has a short back.

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