You can have my saddle bags Joshie
Back to the topic....
These were my first saddle (horn) bags Pro-Craft Day Trip Saddle Bag - Horse.com
I liked them because you could seperate them and just take the water bottles if you wanted. For short rides I would just take one water bottle and stick my camera and a pack of smokes in the other (back when I still smoked).
I have a set I paid more for now (cause their pink
) that have Velcro flaps that close down and a separate water bottle holder. They are made by Weaver. I'm not sure I like them that much because I use rope reins and they catch on the Velcro all the time. Zippers are a pain to open and close Velcro is easy, so I guess its a personal thing whether you go for the velcro or the zipper types.
I do like the separate water bottle that just clips on. Its much easier if your going on a short ride to just take it.
I have found, for really long rides on hot days, I take my single water bottle holder on my saddle and I bought a day waist pack with 2 water bottles on it at walmart. That way if I lose my horse I have my water, GPS, cell and whatever else I need on my person, not on my headed for the trailer horse.
I just think its better to have that stuff on your person. A small horn bag is great for your camera or stuff you won't need if you get separated from your horse or for short rides.
Tony likes a cantle bag but he carries lunch, I carry the water, camera and GPS
This is like the one I have
that one is on campmor.com runs $19.95 and comes in lots of colors.