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        01-03-2013, 01:43 AM
      #6531
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    I think the Aussie saddle is an English/ Western saddle combined
    That is just my opinion
    It may be but I doubt the Australians will agree with you.
    A friend of mine has an Aussi stock saddle but set up on western full quarter horse bars and endurance skirt not western. Its a very safe and comfortable saddle with the design features we require for trekking. Spreads the load over the horses back. I have a Aussi stock saddle A cheep one but I wont ride in it the padding is designed on the GP english saddle and does not spread the load.

    Now for a report on my horse Stella She is loading well and responding to my voice commands. But I think she has gone off me. I took her some hay, placed it on my left hand side a friend was standing on my right, both of us leaning over the gate. Stella would get a mouth full of hay and turn towards me but continue turning her head all the way to my friend and nuzel him. What have I done to be snobbed. She did it three times, then I left.

    The summer weather here in NZ has turned to custard. In the south Island they have had snow and floods washing out a bridge leaving tourists stranded. And in the winterless north where I live, its raining again and set to continue for 3 or 4 days. The snow in the South Island won't last more than acouple of days but the weather pattern in Northland is setting us up for a wet summer Can I come over there, I would prefer to play in the snow than hot humid rain. I could go flark hunting.
         
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        01-03-2013, 01:52 AM
      #6532
    Weanling
    I rode a friends horse about a month ago, she has an Aussie saddle and I didn't ride long because the inside of my thighs were aching so bad. I thought maybe Tammies saddle was just too large for me, extra wide tree or something. I was like next time I'll bring my own saddle, or maybe it had to with my hips had started hurting so much. But it seemed odd because they look sooo comfortable, and Tammie says it is but I couldn't take it more than 20 min. Or so. Western saddle doesn't do it and I used to have a hunt seat that was super comfy, but like you described it was the inside of the thighs and while I was on the horse not after.
         
        01-03-2013, 09:53 AM
      #6533
    Green Broke
    I just wanted to pop in and say hi! I've seen The Hobbit and wanted to warn Stan that going to NZ is now on my short list... hehehehe
         
        01-03-2013, 10:07 AM
      #6534
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    Originally Posted by texasgal    
    I just wanted to pop in and say hi! I've seen The Hobbit and wanted to warn Stan that going to NZ is now on my short list... hehehehe
    Don't get the wrong idea, we are not all short with big feet.
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        01-03-2013, 10:45 AM
      #6535
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Don't get the wrong idea, we are not all short with big feet.
    No, I'm MARRIED to THAT one ... he saw the movie with me this weekend (my SECOND time) .. and fancies himself a dwarf ... with hobbit tendencies.. lol.

    I think he want's to be Thorin.. lol.

    I've always loved the pictures you post .. and then seeing some of the scenery in the movie .. then going out online and looking up some of those places ... wow!
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        01-03-2013, 10:56 AM
      #6536
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by oobiedoo    
    I rode a friends horse about a month ago, she has an Aussie saddle and I didn't ride long because the inside of my thighs were aching so bad. I thought maybe Tammies saddle was just too large for me, extra wide tree or something. I was like next time I'll bring my own saddle, or maybe it had to with my hips had started hurting so much. But it seemed odd because they look sooo comfortable, and Tammie says it is but I couldn't take it more than 20 min. Or so. Western saddle doesn't do it and I used to have a hunt seat that was super comfy, but like you described it was the inside of the thighs and while I was on the horse not after.
    I really think it is the style of the saddle because, like you describe, it feels much wider than the western saddle but my Aussie saddle actually has a narrow tree. It must have something to do with the fenders and the way the strirrups are located. It is still comfortable but I need to train those thigh muscles!
         
        01-03-2013, 11:07 AM
      #6537
    Trained
    I had wondered about the Assie saddles, but a narrow tree is not going to fit my Arab. I am using a western type trail saddle and I think it is too narrow. I'm not sure why; I thought Arabs were narrow.
         
        01-03-2013, 11:16 AM
      #6538
    Yearling
    I believe you can get Aussie saddles in several different widths. Mine just happens to be narrow. The Downunder company will tell you what size you need if you send a whither/shoulder tracing.

    The BO has an arab and I couldn't believe how wide she is built. Looking at her she looks like a tiny thing but her whither/shoulder tracing is huge! She has to buy wide trees too!
         
        01-03-2013, 11:20 AM
      #6539
    Trained
    Thanks for the info. The Arabs that I have had in the past have not been wide, but she is. She has a refined, pretty look, but she is actually much wider and bigger than she looks. It kind of messed me up in saddle buying. I don't have the loose cash right now to buy another saddle. When I do, I am going to be more careful about fit.
         
        01-03-2013, 12:54 PM
      #6540
    Green Broke
    You can get Aussie saddles in different widths. I actually have to get mine adjusted as when I first bought it Hunter was still filling out and I think it is too narrow for him now. When I switched from Western to Aussie I never had any sore thigh issues although some people that have ridden in my saddle say they do. It is a totally different way of riding, I can ride for hours in my saddle.
         

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