This is another favorite saddle of mine. It's a Saddle King Ol' Timer. Never thought I would be a Saddle King fan, but boy I am now.
It looks like it has a steep rise but it really doesn't. It's just a smaller seat size than the saddle above. The tree in both of my favorite saddles is made by Steele, and they have really mastered seat shape in my mind! Love, love the seats. Yes it's a hard seat but the shape is perfect. The high cantle gives a secure feel and the A-forks give me plenty of thigh room.
So anyway, can't speak highly enough of the Steele trees. They fit my horses better than anything else I have tried too. And believe me, I have been through saddle fit hell on some of my horses.
The Ol' Timer below has regular QH bars, the saddle in my post above has FQHB. So between the two I can hopefully fit most horses that I would be riding.
I trail ride for up to 5 hours at a time throughout the summer so I need a comfortable saddle.