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post #1 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cool What does YOUR saddle weigh?

I was just wondering how much everyone's saddles weigh. If you have more than one (most people), describe it a little, and then how much it weighs or how much you think it weighs. I'll start:

  • Black English Cutback Saddle - 18" seat = 10 lbs. (Everyday/Ocassional Show saddle)
  • Dark Brown Hand-Tooled Western Saddle - 14" seat = 15 lbs. (It's my colt starting saddle)
  • Black Hand-Tooled Western Saddle - 15" seat = 35 lbs. (Usually only use it when I want the horse to get used to more weight and it's good for giving them endurance. Lol)
  • Black English Cutback Saddle - 17" seat = 10 lbs. (show saddle)



    So, let's hear 'em!

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 03:24 PM
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My Circle Y trail, that's for sale , wieghs about 40 lbs.
Bob Marshall treeless endurance saddle, with metal endurance stirrups, weighs about 15 lbs.
Black Forest treeless saddle, with metal endurance stirrups, weights about 12 lbs.
Various English saddles, weight about 10-15 lbs each.
My daughter's 1950s western saddle weighs around 30 lbs.
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post #3 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 04:29 PM
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I don't know the brand of my saddles, but my english saddle weighs about 10lbs and my western one weighs probably 20lbs or so.

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post #4 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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My Circle Y trail, that's for sale , wieghs about 40 lbs.
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Whats with heavy saddles? Lol

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post #5 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 05:49 PM
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How on earth did I accumulate so many saddles?????

Free Spirit gaited saddle (new!! ), 30 pounds

Lovely little older western child's saddle, 10 pounds (wanting to sell, btw)

Older Youth western saddle, 20 pounds

Circle Y Flex Tree Park and Trail, Arab cut 28 pounds (plus 8 yrs of cleaning/oiling)

Ancient Western saddle, has an IRON tree, s'no telling how much it weighs except, "It's reallly heavy!!!" disclaimer: "I have never put this on a horse."

Argentinian English saddle, almost 8 pounds

British made English saddle (can't remember maker, very nice) 13 pounds

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post #6 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ancient Western saddle, has an IRON tree, s'no telling how much it weighs except, "It's reallly heavy!!!" disclaimer: "I have never put this on a horse."
<--- All I have to say.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 07:27 PM
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ATM, I have 2 saddles.

An old work saddle who's brand is not recognisable anymore and it weights wayy too much. :)

And I have a new Bates AP saddle which is really light.
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post #8 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 08:28 PM
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<--- All I have to say.
That was my sentiment, too!!!! I got it off an old wannabe cowpoke who probably did use it; for almost 20 years now, it's just an interesting ornament on an antique English oak saddle stand~~where it shall remain forever, or until I turn it into something else!!! Lol

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post #9 of 14 Old 01-09-2010, 11:04 PM
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Hm, lets see. Out in the tack room, there are about 5 handmade Billy Cooks that are about 30 years old and 1 newer Simco that are probably no less than 40 pounds each. There is also an old Billy Cook show saddle that probably only weighs about 25 or 30. But then again, all those saddles are roping saddles so of course, they're heavy.

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post #10 of 14 Old 01-10-2010, 07:28 AM
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Heavy!

My Crates Western saddle weighs 35 pounds and I have to lift it over my head to get it on the saddle rack.
Wintec Isabell really light - love it.
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