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        06-16-2008, 05:30 PM
      #11
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    Hi,

    I would like to suggest checking out the Rocky R brand. I have their training saddle and an equitation show saddle from them and just love them. I used to own a circle y saddle and I personally didnt like how it fit my horse. I have attached a picture from the catalog. The saddle is priced around $850 (give or take do a search on the internet)
    http://www.rockingrsaddlery.com/c_training.asp

    It weighs around 35lbs but is very sturdy. Never had any horse problems with it either. I had to turn the stirups out though when I first got it. But love it.
    I own the bottom right (2380) they are roughed out which helps "stick" if need be. I don't personally like smooth seats. Hope this helps
         
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        06-16-2008, 05:31 PM
      #12
    Super Moderator
    I don't like it.

    It looks like it's a nice saddle though, post the pix of it on Sonny and tell us if it's comfy.
         
        06-16-2008, 05:31 PM
      #13
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Angel_Leaguer
    Hi,

    I would like to suggest checking out the Rocky R brand. I have their training saddle and an equitation show saddle from them and just love them. I used to own a circle y saddle and I personally didnt like how it fit my horse. I have attached a picture from the catalog. The saddle is priced around $850 (give or take do a search on the internet)
    http://www.rockingrsaddlery.com/c_training.asp

    It weighs around 35lbs but is very sturdy. Never had any horse problems with it either. I had to turn the stirups out though when I first got it. But love it.
    I own the bottom right (2380) they are roughed out which helps "stick" if need be. I don't personally like smooth seats. Hope this helps
    This is more like it. Look into these.
         
        06-16-2008, 05:45 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Rocking R produces a very nice saddle for the money

    BUT if that Tucker will fit both you and your horse - $800 is a great buy. That is a saddle that you can resell for the same or even a little more if you keep it nice. Keep in mind that the seat on a Tucker runs small. I ride a 16" in a western but would need a 17" or even a 17 1/2" in a Tucker.

    Good luck with it and I hope it fits both of you!
         
        06-16-2008, 06:43 PM
      #15
    Banned
    I already sat on it on the fake horse and it was really comfortable...it supposedly has a gel cushion seat....
    I also looked at a Billy Cook and OMG it was horrible...no it was in good condition...but the seat was hard, it wasn't as pretty as I would expect for the money and not something I'd want to get :-p

    I'll definitely get pictures tomorrow of Sonny with the saddle on...let's hope it fits

    Farmpony, what don't you like about it?
    The seat is a 15.5 and I usuaully take a 15 ....it fits me fine and it's a little bit bigger for me also hehe
         
        06-16-2008, 08:03 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I think I recall you saying you want to do trail riding...... tucker saddles are the BIG name in trail riding, and that one is definitely worth 800! Hopefully it fits sonny!!!
         
        06-16-2008, 08:06 PM
      #17
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    Sorry I thought I said that....
    YES I LOOOOOOVE trail riding. It's my favorite thing to do but I can't stand doing trail rides in an English saddle so I'm out of luck except when my friend isn't there (her western saddle is the only one that fits Sonny at the barn)
    I'm hoping it fits...it was extremely comfortable and looks really well made
    The leather is nice and soft...not hard like the last one I borrowed or even the Circle Y (and isn't soft leather show that it's good quality leather?)
         
        06-16-2008, 08:37 PM
      #18
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SonnyWimps
    and isn't soft leather show that it's good quality leather?)
    Supple leather is quality, soft leather is very good as well. My saddle is a custom made Martin that had to break in to be comfortable and it cost me a small fortune for the privilege!

    Tucker has a good reputation as being a quality made off the shelf saddle and those people that I know who own one love them. If trail is your main interest then you will be very pleased with it.
         
        06-16-2008, 08:56 PM
      #19
    Banned
    I mainly want to do trails rides...possible western pleasure showing, but I'd borrow my BO's show saddle for that.
    I just want a saddle that is comfortable to ride all day long in...that's my main worry. I train the horses at the stables and help break bad habits, so I need a saddle that not only is comfortable for me and the horse, but also something that offers me security because almost all of the habits is bucking to get out of work :roll:
         
        06-16-2008, 09:34 PM
      #20
    Super Moderator
    If you are going to just trail ride in it and not planning to show in it, then I'm ok with it. It looks comfy for hours on the trail. It's not going to be versatile though, so you'll have to borrow your BO's saddle for show, It will throw you into a comfy position vice an equitation position.

    My everyday work saddle is not an equitation saddle. It's a fun saddle. Is it slippery? Do you ride in chaps? The leather looks slippy slidey but the seat looks cushey comfy....
         

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