Originally Posted by nuisance
I'd love to have a saddle with no horn. I never use the horn, if I have to grab on, I use the mane. And, every time we ride, that there are some steep up hills....I end up with bruised belly every time! Lol
I won my first Novice CTR in a western barrel racing saddle LOL! But I had to give up saddle horns - yes, bruised belly is no good. I once caught the center front clasp of my bra on a horn and broke it off (front clasp bra) when jumping and that wasn't pretty - I also bruised my sternum. Going up and down hills - the thing just gets in the way. But I love a good deep seat like you find on working saddles and I love the western fenders. It's the best western/english combo I can find. You can even make the seat neon colored or any other color under the sun if you want - I love living on the wild side.