I am thinking of buying a Western saddle, I've only ridden in one once and found it hard to keep my feet in those long stirrups but with time, m sure I will adjust! Anywho, I need a light weight saddle, I've tried to put some of my friends saddles on Joe and am just not strong enough to do it without practically knocking him down (and re injuring my shoulder!). I would also like close contact, I remember feeling like I was riding the saddle instead of the horse. And, I ride in a 16" English saddle, what size do iBook for in a western saddle or are they the same?
Anyone have any suggestions of what brands I should look at? Thanks!