As you can see it's an aussy style but still has a horn. By switching to this rig from my roper I dropped 25 pounds off the weight the horse is carrying. That weight will come in handy when camping off the horses. Maybe I won't feel so bad about smuggling in a steak and potato instead of all freeze dried food
The pic is from our rider's education booth over this past weekend at a Back Country Horsemen fundraiser. Over 300 people came through for our free educational articles, trail maps, and how to displays.
For the saddle's FIRST ride I took it on a twenty mile ride into the Lakes Wilderness. On Tuesday. 20 miles, and 8 hours of saddle time later, both the horse and I are still walking and happy. No sore spots on his back and a nice sweat pattern. I guess I could say the same for my butt
Here's pics of our destination Waptus Lake - you can see more of the area here -