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post #11 of 16 Old 01-20-2008, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Delregans Way
:) Hey guys... are you refering to Australian Stock saddles?
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post #12 of 16 Old 01-20-2008, 07:43 PM
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They can be great, just be careful with cheap ones. New leather saddles selling under $300 are not going to be worth buying. They are cheap, made in Asia, with poorly fitting trees.

The seat sizes run about the same as English, so about 1.5-2" larger than your western saddle size.

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post #13 of 16 Old 01-30-2008, 01:39 AM
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Stock saddles are fantastic.

There are a lot of cheap ones made in asia and india on the market though, if you do want an extremely comfortable and safe saddle, DON'T go for the cheap option. good australian or english leather is best. There are many different styles, the traditional is the closest to the english style, but you can also buy a fender model which has a large flap as the stirrup leather and no actual side flap thing. The good quality saddles are made with campdrafting, polocrosse and working horses in mind, so are excellent at promoting a secure and comfortable seat to enable the rider to ride all day. they promote a deep seat with the weight a bit further back than an english saddle, to allow the rider to sit to fast haunch turns and stops, but are still very suitable for english style riding. for a young horse they are excellent, comfortable and yet secure in case of the unexpected!

I say go for it :]
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post #14 of 16 Old 01-30-2008, 02:26 AM
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im a dressage kinda gal but i ride a friends horse every now and then and she has a lovely synthetic stock saddle. sooooo comfortable :)

some of the older ones are awful but the newer designs are great :)

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post #15 of 16 Old 01-30-2008, 02:44 AM
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I'm not sure how to post pics, so here is a link to a picture of a horse in traditional australian style, as you would see at a stock horse show or such.
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post #16 of 16 Old 01-30-2008, 11:39 AM
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Hah sorry for not getting you a pic. :) I was having horse troubles and I couldn't saddle my horse but there has already been a pic posted.

I prefer to get a converter so that way It rigs up western because, I find it easier to tighten that way instead of the English way.

Avoid the cheapie saddles. With Aussie cheap is chincy.
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