Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA View Post
While Riders Choice makes a decent Saddle, it is a far cry from the original Crates Saddles.
Notice the rear cinch is set in a slot in the skirt... not good
28lbs for a Roping Saddle ... not good
It is not a Wade, it is an A-fork Tree
In their ad they say Circly Y uses 7oz leather, that is not true.
If you are going to do Roping from this Saddle, I would pass.
If you are just Trail Riding, it is a lightweight Saddle, which is great
Thanks! No, I`m aware this is not like original crates, and anyway the name crate in the ad is not why I`m looking into this one. (altough that is how I stumbled upon it, advertise trick on their part??) hmm.. don`t like..
The rear cinch, yeah, thanks didn`t notice that right away.. hmm
Forgot to mention I`m only trail riding, but fwy. LONG trail rides, and sometimes difficult terrain, so need a sturdy, stable, good quality saddle.
A-fork is what I want (I think so, sounds good in theory, but how is it on trail compared to swell fork?) Need security up front as well as back(it has 5" high cantle, which I like) but also I don`t like feeling trapped.
But enlighten me, isn`t Wade and A-fork the same? If not, what`s the difference?
As for roping, nope! Only trail riding :)
In the item description it says Roping Saddle, but under the main picture it says Ladies Wade Trail Saddle...
Also, something I think is weird, some forum posts are not satisfied at all with their saddles, yet on ebay all feedback is excellent...?? only one neutral, that don`t add up at all..