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    10-10-2011, 11:49 PM
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A Circle Y Cutting saddle...
Or, I'd really like my Wood's Western reining saddle back..not even to ride...just to drool over. That thing was AMAZING. Too heavy though for a (at the time) 90 pound 11 year old to lift onto a 15.3 hand spunky 4 year old.
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    10-11-2011, 04:04 PM
I actually have my dream saddle right now.

It's not a brand name or anything, but it is a VERY well-made older Aussie (with no horn). I had to take it to the saddle shop on Saturday because the leathers were uneven and the left one needed a new hole in it, but I had neither the time nor equipment to do it properly (needed leather trimmed, resewn and the hole put in). The saddle shop guy just called me to discuss exactly what I wanted done with it (since he wasn't there Saturday) and he commented on what a nice saddle it is and in great shape, too. For me, the saddle fits Aires beautifully and fits me perfectly, which is all I really care about.
    10-11-2011, 04:09 PM
I would recommend a Cowboy Tack saddle to anyone lucky enough to get there hands on one. I love mine but they are next to impossible to find since they are no longer made.
    10-11-2011, 04:20 PM
My dream saddle was the Abetta Brushpopper, but I don't think it will fit my mare. dream saddle will be one that fits Dancer and can help compensate for her being somewhat downhill...and has an uber cushy, nice comfy seat for my big backside!
    10-11-2011, 07:17 PM
I think this one would work alright!

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Some of you guys should shop around more for your dream saddle. Your dream budget is way too realistic.
    10-11-2011, 08:23 PM
My dream saddle would smell of coffee beans, be as soft as clouds, be the most obnoxious purple shade possible, and leave rainbows in the wake of my riding.

And would play this music every time I cantered in it.

    10-11-2011, 09:10 PM
See! Now THAT'S dreaming!
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    10-11-2011, 10:23 PM
I love my Isabell Werth saddle. It took me six years to get it and it has improved my riding ability tremendously.
However, I wish for a better fit on my mare. She's obese and so it's a little off. I'm trying to compensate for it though and she hasn't shown signs of discomfort. She's also mutton withered so it makes her harder to fit to!
    10-11-2011, 10:51 PM
I must confess to being quite the saddle snob :S

I adore County's, but they HAVE to be old style - pre-1995 preferably. The newer ones I don't like so much!

As for modern saddles, I am quite partial to the new WOW dressage saddles. The Peter Horobin Pirouette made in conjunction with Brett Parbury is luuuurvely and made to measure, Peter is able to alter the style to fit my short leggies, but I don't have $8k to spend on a saddle - yet!

The other is the Prestige range, they have some very nice saddles coming out and are just beautiful to ride in.

Not a fan of the Bates/Wintecs, they kill my pelvis/hips. The older model Isabel in both Bates and wintec styles leave me **** near on the ground in pain after 10minutes of riding in it. I hate being forced into a saddle, and they are notorious for locking you into a forced position!
    10-11-2011, 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by Kayty    
I must confess to being quite the saddle snob :S

Not a fan of the Bates/Wintecs, they kill my pelvis/hips. The older model Isabel in both Bates and wintec styles leave me **** near on the ground in pain after 10minutes of riding in it. I hate being forced into a saddle, and they are notorious for locking you into a forced position!

Isn't it interesting the differences in saddle opinions :) I've heard this from some people that they feel it forces you into a position. I can see where they're coming from, but its the security of the seat that actually enables me to ride correctly. It's odd, but I need that extra security since even with hitting the gym 4+ times a week for months now, my right leg is still very weak. I have a few friends that ride in the Isabell and swear by it, and others that dislike it so much and say it makes for lazy riders being put into the position rather than developing! I personally like the effect it has on my core, I definitely feel more like a rider these days - even if I use my saddle rather than regular instruction and riding to improve - I don't like to use my partial disability for an excuse for not working as well as some abled riders out there, then again I think I work my butt off, regardless the saddle

I haven't been riding for a month due to my injury flaring up, so I'm sure I'll be cursing that burn you get from working in it after my first ride back up haha.

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