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post #1 of 11 Old 03-04-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Big Horn and King saddles - any experience

Does anyone have/used Big Horn or King synthetic saddle? I'm thinking about getting one for the wet weather (as I don't want to screw my nice leather one).

P.S. Wintec, Abetta and Fabtron are out of consideration. Fabtron mainly because it doesn't fit my butt...
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Big Horns are OK.

Stay away from a King Series, Royal King, Silver all those are imported from the same person, JUNK.

I bought a Southern Trails Saddle not too long ago, love it. Custom Made, the Cordura was 385.00 with all the mods.

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Big Horns are OK.

Stay away from a King Series, Royal King, Silver all those are imported from the same person, JUNK.

CJ

Ditto.

Big horns seem okay not top of the lin ebut if its just a wet weather saddle it should be okay. Provided it fits your horse. :)

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Big horns are good, I've owned 2. :)

I have a King training saddle--no synthetic--and it's not the greatest thing I've sat in, but it's decently balanced. Better then a lot of those cheapos on ebay, lol!

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Thanks, folks! Of course, fitting is #1 always.

CJ, where did you get Southern Trails Saddle? I've never heard about this brand before...
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My saddle is not synthetic, but I have a Big Horn limited edition show saddle - by far my favorite saddle I've ever rode in (To be fair I haven't rode in a Blue Ribbon or Chavez:))

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I have a big horn but it's all leather. I love it, have had it for probably 15 years.

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Yeah, leather can go forever. I like my leather one (it's Alamo) but the downside is I can't push myself to ride when we have showers or even drizzles. Lol! Cheaper synthetic probably won't make me feel that bad.
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Thanks, folks! Of course, fitting is #1 always.

CJ, where did you get Southern Trails Saddle? I've never heard about this brand before...
Val,

I was refereed by a friend, was a little skeptical at the low prices, but went over there and saw some and then ordered one. A long trip but worth it.

Their web is Western Saddles, Trail Saddles, Western Trail Saddle, Ranch Saddle

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