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post #11 of 14 Old 06-22-2010, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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I thought about the Abetta - I like riding with my legs a tad forward - makes me feel a bit more balanced. However, I also like the thought of a treeless saddle - I just wish they weren't so expensive. I do need the saddle horn - at least for a while longer. I confess I use it when mounting...and dismounting...and riding - sometimes...it's a kind of security blanket right now.

You know what? I used it a lot when I first began riding and yes of course I'm still a beginner at riding. It was my security blanket as well. I mounted with it up untill a few days ago.I just didn't understand how people could not mount with out it but now I got the hang of it and I think my horse apperciates it
I don't think I would ever go for a treeless saddle only because I like the fact the the tree gives support and relieves pressure and the weight is distributed through out if fitted properly....eh, I think I am saying that right.
I think I will do a wintec or an abetta saddle. I don't like how heavy traditional saddles are. They are better quality and will probably last a lifetime compared to synthetic.

IF ANYONE knows ofa lightweight tradtional saddle brand let me know. I will think about purchasing one if it's not heavy.
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I think I will do a wintec or an abetta saddle. I don't like how heavy traditional saddles are. They are better quality and will probably last a lifetime compared to synthetic.

IF ANYONE knows ofa lightweight tradtional saddle brand let me know. I will think about purchasing one if it's not heavy.
Actually I do remember seeing some leather saddles pretty good brands (I DO believe it was Reinsman and something else, may be Tucker) around 25 lbs. My Alamo is 25-27 lbs. Not as light as Abetta, of course, but way more light then "traditional" saddle. Unfortunately such saddles are not very cheap unless you go for the used one. BTW, I personally don't like Wintec at all - that brand seems to be prone to accidents (2 on my memory, one with me personally ).

I believe Big Horn also makes synthetic saddles. Or some other brand iride mentioned while back in a different thread.
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-22-2010, 03:58 PM
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My first saddle was an Abetta! It was very comfortable, affordable, and lightweight.

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post #14 of 14 Old 06-22-2010, 04:02 PM
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No, it's not pointless. It's designed for comfort. They're very supportive. As one of the boarders at my old barn said 'it has the benefits of the western saddle without the dagger in the front.'

Haha! "the dagger in the front." Love this! Too funny.

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