Originally Posted by netty83
Kitten val - I would be interested in english or western. Why not a good idea if the horse bucks are they not very secure? My horse doesn't buck but just wondered.
Well... I never tried one on bucking horse, but friend of mine rides in it and she told me if the horse bucks (real buck, not kick out) since there is no tree the panels slap together (or something like this, it's been a while since she told me that). She had this experience once or twice and ended up on ground.
What really surprised me though when I was looking at one while back... It was western Bob Marshall and it was AS heavy as my tree saddle.
BTW, if you look for one, look for the -good- brand (even used one), because those $300 ones selling on eBay
is a true junk (per people who bought them). Worse that tree one.
I was looking for english saddle for the wide horse while back, and looks like Thornhill, Duett, and Black Country are designed for those broad horses. (they are not treeless though)