Well I have decided to go western I think....... Pretty positive anyway :)
So iv started looking around for western saddles and bridles.
Can anyone help me with fitting as there are NO saddlers around here and I want to know myself so I can continually check.
Also, are abettas good saddle for horse/rider comfort and durability as Im mostly bothered about the weight. Or are there any other makes that make good synthetic saddles or lightweight but good quality leather saddles! Iv heard maybe BIGHORN saddles make synthetics but im probably wrong...
Does colour matter? Anyone know any way of getting good but cheapish western saddles in the UK as Im on a budget but I dont want a cheap, rubbish quality one.
Are certain western bridles better than others(i.e. standard browbands,one ear, two ear).
I LOVE the 2 ear ones but are they stable or are they easy to pull off?
I know everyones like 'oh dont go western without proffessional help' as I have only ever ridden western and im breaking in my 4 year old but I have found a guy who's willing to HELP me break my horse western (i.e. train us both but let me do the actual work with the horse) so if he's good and I can afford it then I may be moving my horse onto his yard for the help...
If not then im considering riding western anyway but having regular lessons.
Let me know what everyone thinks of this and what saddle they think is best and feel free to post pics of your horses in their tack :)
Thanks in advance