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post #1 of 6 Old 02-06-2008, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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what western saddles do you recommend?

So i ride english but have been doing a little western riding cause my friend has gotten me a little addicted ... i am going to look into buying a saddle and am wondering what WESTERN saddles people recommend and i am looking for one that i can just ride is. i don't plan on roping or trail riding .. just arena riding ... i don't want to spend more then $500 or $600 too ...
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-06-2008, 04:24 PM
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If your just arena riding I think you'd want a trail saddle, they are the most comfortable. Here is a link for just western pleasure trail saddles. Trail saddles are very general and are comfy because they are made for sitting in for long periods of time. I would also suggest a synthetic if your not doing showing, but watch the name. Some synthetics are poo as with any saddle.


Those are some fairly priced saddles.

Try e-bay if you trust it.
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-07-2008, 07:01 AM
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If there are any good tack store around go there and try saddles. At least you'll have feeling what you'll like. It's impossible to advice on any saddle as what I like you may feel uncomfortable in. For example, I didn't like Circle Y (which is expensive one). And personally I can't ride in Abetta, because it makes me sit in wrong position. However lots of people like Abetta and it's on cheaper side (under $500). I bought Alamo pleasure trail and it's comfortable, but I tried Alamo show saddle and it felt uncomfortable for me to sit in. Saddle is very individual thing. :)
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-07-2008, 08:07 AM
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Ok heres my two cents. If you wanna be in prober position don't buy an abetta or an alamo. They push you legs forward and set you body out of position. I was giving lessons to a girl with and alamo and a guy with an abetta, I made them both sell them and get new saddles because they put them in bad position, and I find abettas don't fit your horse well. When you look for a saddle, find somethind that will fit you horse perfectly and put you legs underneath you, I wouldn'y get something off the internet if you've never bought a saddle before, but something like this http://www.chicksaddlery.com/Merchan...ct_Code=RK1965
those saddles are really comfy and they fit the horses well, I have two myself. If you don't like the way they look, try something like this
notice how both of these saddle will put you in position.
I reccomend looking at billy cooks, I know I haven't ridden a Billy Cook saddle I didn't like (except for their cutting saddles are CRAP) but for trail and pleasure they are great.
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-07-2008, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by quixotesoxs
but something like this http://www.chicksaddlery.com/Merchan...ct_Code=RK1965
those saddles are really comfy and they fit the horses well, I have two myself.
Get it. I love that saddle.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-08-2008, 09:21 PM
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try horse.com i got my black synthetic leather barrel saddle on there for 300 dollars they have great prices.
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