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    02-29-2008, 08:34 PM
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Fabtron saddles and other lightweights

I'm looking for a saddle for my mom, pref. Under $500 (western)
Right now she's thinking about synthetic and nylon/leather halfbreed saddles because they're more lightweight.
She'd like something at least a little western-looking, pref. Pretty comfortable (and if anyone can tell me if this one is comfortable that would be great), and square skirts only..round looks silly on her horse =P

I came across this Fabtron trail saddle:



And she likes how it looks at least in the pictures I've found..
And I know that's not the best picture of it..This here isn't the exact same saddle but it's similar:




So I was just wondering if anyone knows about this saddle and brand..it looks like the brand is fancy since they have the lady trail that apparently sells for like $2500, but you never know.
Also, this particular saddle is about $475..
Any opinions on it or anything? It'd be great if anyone has had one or knows anyone who has, or has just heard a lot about the brand..

Also, suggestions of other nice lightweight/synthetic/nylon+leather saddles would be very much appreciated.


Thank you,
Rachel




*added*
Also, is the Abetta brushpopper (what a name) really as comfortable as it looks? 'cause it looks like sitting on a pillow!

     
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    02-29-2008, 08:35 PM
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Oh and also, of course, we will make sure whatever we get fits both her and the horse, as that is the most important part of it all.
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    02-29-2008, 08:40 PM
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Have you tried a Wintec?
They're hit-or-miss on comfort, I've found - the comfort level depends on how well it fits the horse; I tried one horse with its wintec, and had a great ride, then jumped on another horse with his own wintec, and it was the most uncomfortable thing ever.
They are very easy to care for though!
Sorry, I don't know anything about the other brands..
     
    02-29-2008, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Have you tried a Wintec?
They're hit-or-miss on comfort, I've found - the comfort level depends on how well it fits the horse; I tried one horse with its wintec, and had a great ride, then jumped on another horse with his own wintec, and it was the most uncomfortable thing ever.
They are very easy to care for though!
Sorry, I don't know anything about the other brands..
Yeah I have a Wintec and I love it but my mom is like eh about it
I tried to talk her into it but no luck =P
     
    02-29-2008, 11:00 PM
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Green Broke
I'm not a fan of synthetic saddles...... but if she likes lightweight saddles, maybe look for a training saddle or a barrel saddle, they are lighter....... I've found that synthetic saddles don't last nearly as long so it's better just to pay more and get a leather one..... JMO
     
    03-01-2008, 07:09 AM
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I have an Abetta endurance saddle. It all depends on what she plans on doing with it. If she plans on spending much time in the saddle I wouldn't recommend it. Its ok for the first hour or two but its really hard on the butt and the position of the stirrups is uncomfortable so it gets to your knees after awhile.
     

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