Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mountains of NH
wdblevin, you get a milk crate or mounting block so you aren't lifting past that point where your muscles start turning to jelly.
I doubt my Simco weighs 25 lbs. My textan might weigh a little more, bigger skirt. Both have very light trees.
I'm 5'4", my horse is a little over 16 hands.
I do find myself using my 15 lb western endurance saddle most often but it has more to do with the lug from the house to the barn area than the lift to the horse. I have to keep my tack in the house because of sticky fingers in this area.