I am looking into buying a new saddle. I previously was riding in a Dakota Trail saddle with full QH bars but was having trouble with saddle fit and rub marks on withers and white hairs developing. I am wanting a saddle that can withstand some light roping bc I will start taking roping lessons soon.
I originally wanted a reinsman x series roping saddle but was told from a company that I wanted to order through that Dale Martin would no longer be making the trees on reinsman saddles and it would be full qh bars again instead of reg 6 1/2 bars. Here is the saddle I originally wanted and was going to order from cultured cowboy.
Reinsman Roping Saddles - 4470 - Safety, Comfort and Performance for rider and horse.
So I have started the search again. I am now looking into custom ordering a ranch cutter saddle from martin. Here is the saddle I've put together
Martin Saddle Configurator
Does anyone have any other suggestions or recommendations? I am wanting an all around saddle that doesn't look like a barrel saddle *no offense to anyone* that would be used for trail, team penning/sorting, and in the future some light roping.
Does anyone have a martin that they love/hate?
How do you like the adjustable rigging? Does it work well on your other horses?
Any help/input would be greatly appreciated!! I don't want to spend the $$$$ and then realize I could have gotten a better saddle for the money!