Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
If a trainer is riding several horses per day, a lot of forgiveness is allowed due to several reasons. For the most part, those horses are ridden for less then an hour at a time and not for several hours of trail riding or working cattle all day (as examples). For a short time under saddle, and with proper padding, a horse can make do with an semi fitting saddle (within reason).
The price of a saddle makes no difference if the saddle is a bad fit and there is a huge range of saddles between the price of $1,000 and $5,000. In fact, if I remember correctly, Kevin rides in a stock Corriente saddle which is in the price range of $600 - $800 (shipping included) depending on options and style. That price range is typically not a very well made saddle - typically (but the Corriente is a very well made saddle on a par with one that is easily double the price or more. SouthernTrails sells saddles in that price range also that are very well made and underpriced) My point is that price does not make a single difference as to fit.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 02-09-2010 at 11:41 AM.