Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I've owned several roughout saddles over the years and loved each one of them. One thing to keep in mind is that when they are new, they may have a tendency of rubbing the inside of your knees raw on a long ride until they either break in or you break them in manually.
Two years ago made the mistake of taking a brand new roughout out of the box, saddling up my horse and going on a 4 hour trail ride. I needed large band aids on the inside of my knees for a week after that. I deserved it since I knew better.
I love the look of a roughout that is broken in (like smrobs). It has character and the look of a rider who uses their tack, not just look at it.
btw, since it is not suede, water isn't going to hurt it anymore then it does a smooth saddle.
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