Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Ya get what ya pay for! That's what my Dad always told me. It's one of the few useful things he taught me... I'm glad I learned. We've always bought older used saddles (15+ years). They've been good for us.
One thing we learned though, the cheap pads are just as bad as the cheap saddles. Oh, and the cheap headstalls.
Quality is so important! Your and your horse's life may depend on it.
For example, my dad was riding beside a highway, his horse spooked, bolted and when Dad was pulling back on the reins the snap that was attaching the bit to headstall let go of the bit (not sure how that worked, but it happened). If Dad had dropped his reins the bit would have been around the still hyper horse's neck.
I figure if a girl wants to be a LEGEND, she should just go ahead and be one. ~Calamity Jane