Tell me about a Bear Trap saddle

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    04-30-2013, 11:46 PM
Tell me about a Bear Trap saddle

So.....I truly had no idea what this was and assumed it was a style such as Wade or Barrel etc but I read it is referring to the swells and the way they are shaped? Can anyone elaborate a little on this and explain if this is a good or bad thing lol ;) Thanks so much!
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    04-30-2013, 11:51 PM
Good thing for barrel racing-- keeps you in the saddle.. bad thing for colt breakin.. keeps you in the saddle, lol.

^barrel saddle.. see how its like a bear trap? Lol.
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    04-30-2013, 11:53 PM
This is what comes to my mind:

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    05-01-2013, 12:08 AM
Green Broke
My Jerry Bethune was a bear trap and while it kept me in the saddle alright it also caused bad habits, it was also too big for me haha. I love my trainers Sharon Camarillo though
    05-01-2013, 12:30 AM
Hmmm.....what kind of bad habits BarrelRacingArabians? I think it just looks a bit odd since Im used to a rounded swell. I also wonder if it causes a probelm if you need to dismount in a hurry ;)
    05-01-2013, 12:38 AM
Green Broke
Well mine was a combination of too big, bad back and the swells caused me to push my butt back and lean forward almost. I also developed a bad habit of pointing my toes outwards to steady myself since I had so much room to be tossed around lol. It was a very comfortable saddle though, just not the right one for me.

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