Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
I have an Aussie saddle and I absolutely LOVE it! It's the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden in. Unfortunately, mine is a no-name brand. It's older (it has a solid seat, as opposed to the suspended seat that most of the manufacturers have gone to recently), but in GREAT shape. I took it in to the local saddle shop recently to have another hole put in one of the leathers (was more involved than I could do on my own) and the owner of the saddle shop was very impressed with the quality of the saddle, especially since it's a no-name brand.
I've heard people give bad reviews of the Australian Stock Saddle Company, but I have a friend who has one of their saddles and she loves it. She's had it for something like seven years and it's in great shape (she oils it maybe once a year, if that).
ETA: My saddle is also very light. I believe it weighs maybe 25lbs, fully rigged (mine has Western rigging...I bought it used and it came that way), which is a good thing for me, because I can't lift anything heavier than that up onto my monster's back (he's 15.3hh and growing like a weed...he'll be 16hh by Christmas) because of a shoulder injury. I know it's lighter than my friend's 28lbs (fully rigged) Circle Y trail saddle.
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show
you that I can.
Last edited by DraftyAiresMum; 11-11-2011 at 11:26 AM.