Aussie saddles, looking for user feedback. - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Aussie saddles, looking for user feedback.

This is a discussion on Aussie saddles, looking for user feedback. within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Down under Wizzard Poley
  • Down under wizzatd poley

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-07-2011, 11:51 PM
  #11
Green Broke
I attached a pic of my saddle-& keep in mind, besides riding in it for so long-I bought it used!I can't remember ever coming off a horse when I've used this saddle & I can't say that for any other saddle!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg March Pictures 004.jpg (73.5 KB, 502 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-08-2011, 12:07 AM
  #12
QOS
Green Broke
I bought an 18" Down Under Wizzard Poley and a 19" Kimbery Stock Saddle for my former horse, Red. OMG are they every comfortable. I love them.

Unfortunately, they didn't really fit Biscuit. They were ok as long as he was under weight as he is built totally different than Red. I custom ordered an Alleghany Trail Saddle for Biscuit and prayed that it would be as comfortable as the Wizzard Poley. The last time I rode in it was 2 weekends ago and it was comfortable for the 3 hour ride. I rode the Wizzard for 5 months last year and 3 months this year. I rode the Stock for 7 months last year so I have ridden them about the same amount of time. I like both of them. The Wizzard's leather is nice...the Stock is a black hornless synthetic.

I loved that they didn't torque my knee!!

Thank God my new saddle is comfortable - I like it but I will always have a soft spot for an Aussie!
     
    04-08-2011, 01:20 AM
  #13
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by corinowalk    
bsms, we have the same saddle only mine is in brown tones. The leather on mine is fantastic. I bought it used and it is obvious that it was meticulously cared for. The leather is super soft. ...
I think mine will get softer with time. I've only had this one 3 months, and it absorbed a fair bit of Passier Lederbalsam today. Mine may have spent some time in the store - had that happen with a Bates I bought as a store demo...leather was stiff and dry when it arrived, but it is now just right.

I love the design of the saddle. Narrower twist than my western, deeper and more secure than my Bates...good saddle. Wish I could afford an Australian made saddle, but I'm still waiting to discover oil in my back yard...
     
    04-08-2011, 01:30 AM
  #14
Banned
I'll help you dig if you split it! *laugh*

I think Aussies make great trail saddles. DownUnder is a good place to buy from mostly because they do wither tracings on all their saddles.
     
    04-08-2011, 10:32 AM
  #15
Green Broke
Thanks again for all the help on this, especially Cori. :)
     
    04-08-2011, 07:18 PM
  #16
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
It's the saddle I'm jumping in at the left-I've had it on many different horses of all shapes & sizes. I wouldn't trade it for anything!
You can jump in an Aussie saddle?? Don't the poleys get in the way??
     
    04-11-2011, 06:05 AM
  #17
Weanling
They are like any other saddle in that you need to get one that fits.
There are two different styles - one is a swinging fender and one is the traditional style Once again depends on your preference. My daughter loves the swinging fender and I far prefer the other.
I've been lucky in that I could buy one straight off the shelf (or secondhand as I did) but daughter had to have one specially made for her hard to fit horse. It didn't cost anymore to get it done specially than to buy it new off the shelf.

Also if you want a good stocky then make sure it is Australian made in Australia because a few Aussie manufacturers also get a cheaper version made in India. Same pattern but cheaper and never seem to fit as well. If you can afford it definitely the dearer option is better.

Oh, and be careful with the sizing. It is different to the english saddles - not sure about the westerns
     
    04-11-2011, 07:54 AM
  #18
Foal
Well I can add to this topic as I am from Australia and have a saddlery here - Stay away from Marshall Poley saddles as they are made in India - The best Stock saddles are made from RMWilliams and made here in Aussie, also the Northern Champion Drafter from James Saddlerly - The Syd Hill Stock Saddle, and the Southern Cross Poley Muster Master - these are all made from our top Australian leather and will last forever - all the gullets can be changed to fit your horses shape by a quailfied saddler. The Aussie stock saddle was a saddle for rounding up cattle and sheep and we needed the security of the seat and the ears to keep us in the seat when dealing with wayward stock and sharp turning horses. I have ridden in one for years and would never train a youngster without one as you really stay in the saddle - plus they are comfortable for long rides as a good Stockie will place your legs in the correct and most comfortable position for long rides in the saddle - I have jumped in mine with no problems - I hope this helps with your search.
     
    04-12-2011, 01:55 PM
  #19
Weanling
I have a synthetic one for sale. It's black and only been used twice for about 30 min each time. I'd like to get 175. Or close to that (i'ts like brand new) it's black synthetic with the clingy type seat. It has med tree and horn and it's a size 19 medium. I LOVE this saddle it's very "grippy" to your legs and it definitely helps when riding a green horse or one that spooks easily. The ONLY reason I'm selling it is that it's too long for my short bodied Arab mare. I really like the Aussie style of riding. You can find great deals on Ebay. The saddles from down under (which this one is) can be custom fitted to almost any horse (except one that is too short backed to fit the size saddle). This saddle sells new for 350. Or 375. If you buy a saddle new from down under saddle company they will custom fir it for you for free I believe. But they charge about 150. More then you can get the saddles for on horse.com
If you car looking for a deal try ebay they are really cheap there.
     
    04-12-2011, 02:00 PM
  #20
Weanling
They are really nice and very secure seating. Ride exceptionally well IMO be very careful about buying one for an Arab though as they tend to be short backed and the Aussie saddle I have is pretty long....
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aussie Saddles?? LovinMyRy Horse Tack and Equipment 6 01-30-2011 12:44 AM
Australian Saddles(aussie saddle)? Jillibean6803 Horse Tack and Equipment 20 08-29-2010 09:04 AM
Pros/Cons of English,Western, Aussie saddles? Losthope236 Horse Tack and Equipment 2 05-18-2010 05:09 PM
Aussie Saddles sandy2u1 Horse Tack and Equipment 26 01-11-2009 07:01 PM
Aussie saddles Curly_Horse_CMT Horse Tack and Equipment 6 07-26-2008 07:58 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0