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        08-11-2010, 02:48 PM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA    
    This Bighorn has Suede Covering the Jockies, Pommel and Seat, I think it is Suede from a Cow, I could be wrong.
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    I think you are correct - suede is cow. Although these days I'm not sure about anything. LOL!
         
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        08-11-2010, 03:06 PM
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    dee
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    I think the OP means she would prefer a saddle made with no animal products at all. I'd be inclined to go with the Abetta. I have my eye on one of them as well - Can't wait until income tax refund time!
         
        08-11-2010, 03:49 PM
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    Yearling
    Hi there! I'm vegan too.

    I personally love the wintecs, both english and western.
         
        08-11-2010, 04:44 PM
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    Thanks very much to everyone for being helpful and respectful! =)
    I've always very much liked Abettas- very comfortable and well-made! But in my experience with them they are, in fact, not without any leather- they had it along the stirrups and over the horn. I'm unsure about the other brands though...
    I actually hadn't heard of Circle P, those caught my interest. I'll definitely look further into those and see if they're anything I'd like to try.

    Definitely if nothing else works out I'll be going back to an Abetta, I loved the one I had before my Wintec.
         
        08-11-2010, 05:09 PM
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    Banned
    Just make sure that you arent writing them off for having a leather wrapped pommel when infact...its pleather. The stuff they make anymore is pretty decieving! Most of the synthetics that I see advertised look like they may have some leather to them but they all say to just hose them down with soap and water. I don't know that would be a reccomendation for something that was actually leather.
         
        08-11-2010, 05:38 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Oh! I forgot! Lami-cell maks a nice western saddle too- caramel-toned, with butterfly skirts.
         
        08-11-2010, 06:34 PM
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    Thanks very much to everyone for being helpful and respectful! =)
    I've always very much liked Abettas- very comfortable and well-made! But in my experience with them they are, in fact, not without any leather- they had it along the stirrups and over the horn. I'm unsure about the other brands though...
    I actually hadn't heard of Circle P, those caught my interest. I'll definitely look further into those and see if they're anything I'd like to try.

    Definitely if nothing else works out I'll be going back to an Abetta, I loved the one I had before my Wintec.
    Don't go with those junk brands whether they have leather or they don't. They don't hold well and don't fit the horse well. In the end it's all about the horse fit (which is number 1 in saddle search).
         
        08-12-2010, 12:42 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I have an Abetta Endurance saddle and it is all "pleather" on the pommel and such (no horn, so no leather there). It has a couple of leather pieces on the "conchos" and under the fenders. You could replace the conchos, but the fenders really need some reinforcement where the adjustment holes are. Without something sewn in there, you risk the nylon unraveling.

    It's tough to find a 100% leather-free saddle. Even Wintec English saddles use leather billets, or at least they did the last time I bought one (2005).

    Circle P saddles are Asian made junk. The only synthetic western brands I would consider are Abetta, Fabtron, Big Horn, and Wintec, in that order.
         
        08-14-2010, 08:23 PM
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    Yearling
    ^Some wintec english saddles have leather points... the 2000 series I believe?
         
        08-14-2010, 09:02 PM
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    Weanling
    I currently have 3 synthetic Wintec western saddles...there isn't any leather on them! The material looks more like leather than other synthetic brands in my opinion.

    If the OP is interested, I am currently selling on of my Wintec western saddles. It was the wrong size for my appaloosa.
         

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