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post #1 of 38 Old 08-19-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Womens saddles

Has anyone tried this saddle? Does it fit better than a mans saddle. I know ride an Australian saddle and would also like an inexpensive western saddle. Any help would be appreciated.

http://www.horsesaddleshop.com/fabtr...l#.UDGEq8WE6Vo

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post #2 of 38 Old 08-19-2012, 09:27 PM
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No offense, but it made me laugh... I rode in just "normal" western Alamo and never had a need for some special "lady" one.

But seriously while I don't know about the particular saddle (and how the "lady" one is different from standard), but overall Fabtron makes some nice synthetic saddles.

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post #3 of 38 Old 08-19-2012, 09:37 PM
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I have ridden in a McCalls lady Wade.... the only thing different was the seat was the seat was a little bit more narrow and the overall weight weight of the saddle was lighter.

It was at that time an $1800+ saddle new. But still if you see them used, they sell fast.

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post #4 of 38 Old 08-19-2012, 09:39 PM
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If it was really made for a lady it would weigh less than 22 lbs! I had to check the site. I was envisioning a saddle with built in credit card holders and a "magic" seat.
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post #5 of 38 Old 08-19-2012, 09:47 PM
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I'm all for saddles designed for women! Seriously, I wouldn't wear men's pants because they wouldn't fit my shape, its not crazy to think saddles should be shaped to fit either. I'm an itty bitty thing (honestly, no J Lo booty here) and my rear needs a nice wide seat with a narrow twist. Otherwise my pelvic bones feel like they are sliding off to either side. My husband has 100lbs on me and saddles that I feel are too narrow under my rear fit him just fine. It's just anatomy, women's hips are different from men's. Can we make do with what's out there... Sure. But should we have to?

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I own saddles with ground down seats. My ranch buddies are pretty trim, too, and we all like a narrow seat in our saddles.
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post #7 of 38 Old 08-20-2012, 12:02 AM
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The Fabtron Lady Saddle uses a Ralide Tree which is the same Tree as a man's Saddle, they do not use a ground seat.

Many manufactures can make a Saddle with a ground seat when they use a Wood Tree, by shaping the contour a little extra for the Lady it feels better to some women.

The answer to the main question is no, that saddle fits no different than a mans', not to mention that Saddle has the wider Full-QH bars so it would be wider in the sitting area than a Semi-QH for example.

The weight is closer to 20lbs, they are being a little generous on that.


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post #8 of 38 Old 08-20-2012, 07:02 AM
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The usual reason why a saddle might be uncomfortable for a lady rider is the width between the tree rails (English saddles). A narrower twist is often better simply because the edges of the rails sit inside the pubic bones which then have a flat area to rest on.

Of course this depends on both the tree and the rider's individual conformation ;)

Hope that's helpful.
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post #9 of 38 Old 08-20-2012, 08:40 AM
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There are a couple of English saddles specificly designed for women, this is done because a womans pelvic angle is different to a mans (hence why women sway thier hips in the walk), doesnt realy affect most riders because women are taught in normal saddles so learn to compensate.

However top riders mostly in dressage, do find it easier with a female saddle.

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post #10 of 38 Old 08-20-2012, 08:58 AM
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Folks, can you give an example of english saddle designed specifically for women? I've never seen such a thing here.

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