Opinions on Abetta saddles..? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 05-30-2009, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,213
• Horses: 3
Opinions on Abetta saddles..?

Alright. I was wondering what some different people's opinions are on Abetta synthetic saddles or just Abetta tack in general. Personally, I think they are ugly as all hell. The only one that I like, and the one I own, is:

Abetta All-Around Square Skirt - Regular Tree: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com

It is a great quality saddle, so I assume the others are too. I just do not like the way they look.

What about you guys?

One man's wrong lead is another man's counter canter.
"Adjust Your Pleasure"
2006 Medicine Hat Paint Gelding
ShannonSevenfold is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 11 Old 05-31-2009, 07:01 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 13,588
• Horses: 2
Abetta is a Saddle that people either hate or love

Some people find them uncomfortable.

We have some that are over 16 years old and going strong.

Most people that have ridden in ours over the years have never complained about comfort. We find them comfortable.

They get dirty, just hose them off.

They are American Made and Inexpensive, a good combination.


May all your Trails be happy and safe ones

SouthernTrails is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 05-31-2009, 09:26 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Colesville, NJ
Posts: 1,729
• Horses: 0
I prefer them to the Wintec Westerns personally!

Life Without a Paddle...a blog about life out here, and great for a laugh!
TLC Stables & East/West Arabians
Are you getting the most out of your horse?
CJ82Sky is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 05-31-2009, 09:41 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
I had one I just sold that I found uncomfortable on a long ride. My husband has one he bought used thats probably 10 yo or older. He loves it, although he rides a leather saddle now. It was the first saddle we put on the fillies. Figured they couldn't hurt it too bad

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 05-31-2009, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,213
• Horses: 3
Originally Posted by CJ82Sky View Post
I prefer them to the Wintec Westerns personally!
True that! haha

One man's wrong lead is another man's counter canter.
"Adjust Your Pleasure"
2006 Medicine Hat Paint Gelding
ShannonSevenfold is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 05-31-2009, 07:28 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
I like them. I rode in one for a few minutes just to see the comfort level and loved it.

My fiance just LOVES them and finds that he gets sucked into the seat.

though those are the endurance, we havent tried the western Abetta
appylover31803 is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 05-31-2009, 08:43 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 493
• Horses: 0
I just got mine last year and it's been pretty good! I just use it for training and trail rides, but I love it
HorseSavvy is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 06-01-2009, 07:30 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Abetta is very uncomfortable for me to sit in. I tried several models and each brought my legs very forward.
kitten_Val is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 06-01-2009, 09:19 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New River, Az
Posts: 2,472
• Horses: 0
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE mine! They are the ONLY western saddle I will buy. I've had mine for... erm, prob since 1997 maybe 1998 and use it a LOT. I also have one in a larger size for friends/family, and everyone who's ridden in it loved it as well. I'm going to be buying an endurance one soon (just gotta get some spare cash and stop buying horses when I do lol)
CheyAut is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 06-01-2009, 04:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: with my horses <3
Posts: 119
• Horses: 2
i have only ridden in the Abetta endurance saddles, but i have found that they set my legs very far forward. my friend's have had them in the past, and claimed that they cause back pain over long distances/rides. :\
Go The Distance is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
saddles....opinions please on these brands SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 22 05-23-2010 11:59 AM
Abetta or King Series Synthetic Saddles?? Littlegirl Horse Tack and Equipment 8 04-21-2009 07:52 PM
Abetta English? amightytarzan5 Horse Tack and Equipment 9 06-02-2008 01:25 PM
Abetta Brushpopper? rocky pony Horse Tack and Equipment 2 03-13-2008 08:02 PM
Schleese saddles - opinions? JayDee1608 Horse Tack and Equipment 3 08-29-2007 05:53 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome