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post #21 of 27 Old 03-05-2012, 12:06 PM
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Yes, the weight is carried in the stirrups and ;its easier to 2 point also. This does not result in a sore horse. These saddles have been around for 50 years and they are highly recommended. When one goes on sale which is rare they are sold pretty quickly and for almost what the cost was. It puts the rider in a balanced position (as if you were riding bareback) so how can that be hard on the horse.For example, If you sit in the middle of a see saw you would be balanced and not feel the back and forth movement. This is the same philosophy and I feel more secure and yes my weight is in the stirrups which gives me better balance. There are other saddle makers that make their saddles the same way. Boz is one of them. Out of calif. and Fallis is out of Montana. They are following a Monte Forman method. Just because it is not the norm doesn't mean that it ;is not right. Reining saddles are up front too , these are just a little further up front. Go on the Boz saddlery site and there is a video you can watch .
There a alot of different saddles out there and you can't really put them down unless you really know what your talking about.
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post #22 of 27 Old 03-05-2012, 12:23 PM
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Was not attempting to start an argument with you Hayburner, I'm quite sure you love your saddle and that it works well for YOU. I even stated in my post that your reasoning for the leg position means the saddle works for you, but frankly, if you are sitting on your horse's back, where the seat of the saddle is, all of your weight is not in the stirrups. If you ride standing (2point),then it would certainly put the weight farther forward, which is the goal with this saddle. I personally do not believe that it is possible to have a rigidly constructed saddle be comfortable and beneficial to *most* horses when it is designed to have the weight centered over such a small area. Even when riding bareback, your weight is spread across your buttocks and thighs. Its just my opinion, nothing more.
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post #23 of 27 Old 04-11-2012, 09:45 AM
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I was wondering if I normally ride a 15-16" regular saddle, would I get the same size in a park and trail? Some of them look like they are really padded.
So do you like your new saddle?
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post #24 of 27 Old 04-11-2012, 01:31 PM
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I haven't received it yet. It will come in mid May.(it takes a while for the tree to be made) I ordered a 14 1/2 seat. I had a 16 on my circle Y and i was slipping all over it. As my trainer would say there was too much slop. I rode in hers which was a 14 and it was too small . my legs kept hitting the front of the saddle.
The saddle should feel snug so you feel secure in it but not tight. I'm pretty sure that the seat size is the same in all western saddles so you probably could go with what you are riding in now. but if you feel its too big for you then go down a size.
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post #25 of 27 Old 04-26-2012, 06:09 PM
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I have the Circle Y Julie Goodnight Monarch saddle and it also places you in a balanced position. Narrow twist and very close contact also. Perfect for trail riding and Ranch Horse Versatility.
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post #26 of 27 Old 04-27-2012, 05:07 AM
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I have a Circle Y Park and trail. I have to look at the model # again. I have the breast collar to match and may still have the head stall. It is a couple years old. I used it back East for western pleasure showing, and the judges apparently liked the whole package. I was just going through all my tack, I have been riding, training and showing, well I started riding at 4 and I am 42 now. Since my move, it has been hard to break in to training. It is very different here than back East. Anyway, If you were interested, I could look at the model number and send photos.

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post #27 of 27 Old 04-27-2012, 12:51 PM
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Hayburner, if the saddle is a close fit, heaven help that one not gain 5 or 10 lbs. You may better have gone with a 15" to allow a wee bit of leeway. Even as we age, and I don't mean get old, our body changes.
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