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    09-19-2012, 04:22 PM
Green Broke
Air fit saddles all the way for me :) I love the Air system in a saddle. Anything else just feels uncomfortable for me. So by default I would never want to use a cheap saddle long term lol. I hate hate hate the feel of a wool flocked saddle. I know exactly what saddle I want to buy. Its just a matter of having the money.

Its looking like the lease on this mare isn't going to work anyway. The owner wont let me have her feet done by a professional farrier. He insits on his farrier who has no education about shoeing. I can not stand behind an owner who does not have the basics of his horses care such as proper shoeing and saddle fit as a top priority.
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    09-19-2012, 04:23 PM
Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
They feel like someone set a 2x4 on the horse and tried to ride like that. How do you do it?!
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I've always ridden in treed saddles. I find them quite comfortable. Sure, the Stubben has a firm seat and a lot of people don't like that, but I prefer a harder seat anyway. Maybe I'm masochistic and just don't realize it?
    09-19-2012, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
I've always ridden in treed saddles. I find them quite comfortable. Sure, the Stubben has a firm seat and a lot of people don't like that, but I prefer a harder seat anyway. Maybe I'm masochistic and just don't realize it?
Haha I call Stubben saddles the crotch buster. They hurt like heck to land on the wrong way when you get a bad spot at a fence lol.
    09-19-2012, 04:37 PM
I am well padded so my stubben feels fine
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    09-19-2012, 04:44 PM
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I have spent many long hours hunting and trail riding on treed saddles and have never found them to be uncomfortable. I don't say that there aren't some cheaply made awful ones out there but I'm really fussy about what I sit on
A friend of mine bought an air saddle and it began to leak. She has since had it flocked and says its far more comfortable now
Like everything its all a matter of personal taste
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    09-19-2012, 04:44 PM
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
I am well padded so my stubben feels fine
That's probably the reason I'm fine with mine too, GH!
    09-19-2012, 05:54 PM
Green Broke
I am far from well padded (most of my tack is child-sized) and my County doesn't feel in the slightest bit like a 2x4 and I've been through quite a few bronc sessions in mine, thanks to the nasty QH I used to own.

I have noticed that the pricier brands tend to be far more comfortable for the rider though. Borrowed a friend's horse and saddle and oh did I want her saddle until she told me what she paid. Made my County seem perfectly comfy to me!
    09-19-2012, 06:35 PM
I'm not at all a fan of the cheap-o saddle packages. However, as previously commented by a poster, in theory there's always going to be some horse that it actually will fit. My problem with them is that due to the often poor materials and workmanship, even if it fits right, it won't for long. The gullet plates are often made out of poor-quality steel which will deform over time. That medium tree will soon be a wide tree, without anyone knowing it. I went used saddle shopping with a friend, and we lined up a bunch of the no-name cheap saddles and looked at them from straight down the gullet-channel. Every single one was twisted or had panels that were unsymmetrical. Those are the types of poor quality control and poor craftsmanship that can cause problems. No doubt, every now and then they pop out one that's straight, and some posters may have one of those. If a child is light and doesn't ride often, the gullet plate might not be deforming. I think the cheap-o saddles are something that needs to be monitored very closely and bought with care and full knowledge of what they actually are. You may or may not get a decent one.

I just don't understand their appeal to adults when there are some really good deals to be found on used quality saddles.

However, I must say that when it comes to kid's saddles, it's really tough for a parent. There isn't much out there in the 14"-15.5" sizes. Almost everything is cheap Indian or Pakistani made. The very few saddles that are good in those sizes cost as much as adult saddles (understandably). When your kid is growing 1/2 a saddle size every 2 years, it's pretty tough to cough up the money for the good ones. There's are very few good deals on good used kid saddles, because everyone is trying to get the few good ones out there. It took me a whole year to find my daughters' Collegiate at a price I could justify. I had them in a cheap-o saddle for a month because it was all I could find. After every horse I put it on acted psychotic with it, it threw it in the garbage and put them in my 17" saddle until I found the Collegiate. That cheap saddle could have gotten my daughter killed, and I did check for straightness, symmetry, and fit. Something about it was absolutely awful, and I could never identify what it was.

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