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post #1 of 8 Old 06-07-2009, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Tex-Tan saddles?

What do you think of them? I'm shopping around for a saddle for my husband. I don't want a piece of crap but I'm not buying him one as nice as my Martin, either. :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-08-2009, 12:32 AM
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I love love love love my Tex Tan! It's an all purpose, and it's extremly comfortable. I've used it for everything from barrel racing to team penning to trail riding and western pleasure. Tex Tans are very nice, well made saddles. Most come with the Tex Flex tree, which is great if you have a variety of horses to ride. I've had mine for going on 8 years and with a good cleaning, it still looks brand new. Can't say enough good things about the Tex Tans!

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-08-2009, 02:16 AM
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I personally like tex-tans but some can be a little overpriced. but thats just an opinion of mine.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-08-2009, 02:55 AM
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Tex Tan makes a quality saddle. Expensive, but worth it.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-08-2009, 05:38 AM
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I have ridden for years in a a few different TexTan saddles. Although they have been quite heavy, I have been satisfied with the older models I have used. However, I have not been impressed with the TexTan Equiflex Trail that I purchased a few years ago. I don't like their substitution of leather with the crappy black nylon. Also instead of using studs to hold parts of the saddle together, they use screws which are constantly coming out and I have to always have a screwdriver handy. I have lost 2 of the rosettes because of this. Some of the decorative studs have come out and even after careful maintenance and cleaning look tarnished. The matching headstall was the same. All-in-all I give it a thumbs down. :(
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-08-2009, 06:36 AM
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The older ones were great saddles but the newer ones, by comparison, not so much. They are somewhat overpriced for the quality. Check out SouthernTrails (he is a member) or the Dakota line.

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-08-2009, 08:23 PM
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My saddle is a Tex Tan. I love it. Best money I've spent. It will probably outlast me.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-10-2009, 05:51 PM
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I have a TexTan that I love and rode in for 15 years until my mare passed away. I truly thought I'd never part with it but it didn't fit my new broad backed Paint. So it's sitting in my cellar. I now have a Crates Reiner that is a super saddle. I'm still trying to decide if I want to sell the Tex Tan on ebay. I just hate to part with it.
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