I own a ovely qh mare.
I used to have Bob's saddle but it looks like it began to be small for her.
I know I'll need a full quarter saddle.
I can have a Circle-Y or a Tex-Tan. Both from flexible series.
Any suggestions? Any expirience with either one?
The only flex tree saddle we have is a Big Horn. Its my husbands saddle and he loves it. We've used it on both of our horses who are very different in shape and it fit them both well.
I'm not sure which is better the Tex-tan or the Circle Y. I have heard Circle Y has gone a little downhill on the quality though.
He-he... There was lots of discussions recently on treeless. :) I personally just tried to sit in used one once (not on horse, but on "dummy" horse in store). It felt very comfortable. However you need a special --expensive-- pad for such saddles for correct weight distribution and all. Also I was told by person who had this experience that treeless is not for bucking horse. Personally I think the one with tree distributes weight better than treeless, which is important if the rider is quite heavy.
doczahi, why you necessarily need flex-tree (or treeless)? There are plenty of tree saddles, which are nice to ride for both - horse and rider. Just curious... :)
When I was shopping for the saddle I went to all local tack stores around with pics and measurements of my horses and talked to the sales persons asking for opinions. Do you have any local stores around you could try and may be bring your horse to try it there?