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The saddles are by a French saddler, Malibaud (www.malibaud.com). As you no doubt noticed, they are essentially a McClellan, and we are mega-happy with them. In terms of weight they are amazing (6kg) and they fit our horses very nicely. They´re not a padded recliner seat for the rider, but they´re not uncomfortable either. They were about 850 euros each, rigging included but without stirrups. He did us a bit of a deal and added the fenders in for that and some spare rigging.
I´d have thought your old saddle would be perfect, if the tree suits the horse. The aeration via that central spaces is so important.
Do you already have the horse for your trip?
- I just took a look at your facebook page. Wow! What an adventure. I wanted to ask about your saddles. Who is the maker and how much did they set you back? I am planning a trip on the Great Western Trail in a couple years. I have an old McClellan I am restoring. Been wondering whether it might be just the thing for the trip.
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- Four horses, two people. 4000km in to the South American leg of our trip,and now in Brazil. Drop us a line on The Great Horse Trip
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- AnnaHalford liked post by princessfluffybritches On thread : can someone explain the different hoof trims to me?Traditional farrier trim: a trim before a shoe is applied Pasture trim : a trim before a shoe that is not applied and has subtly rolled edges. Barefoot Trim: A "special" trim on a hoof that...Liked On: 03-09-2014, 12:07 PM
Posted On: 03-07-2014, 10:51 PMAnnaHalford liked post by Corporal On thread : Camping overnight - what would you do?I'm not fond of tying to my steel trailer, bc of the edges. It's a shame that of all of the gear that the US Cavalry used, NOBODY has picked up on perhaps their most useful, the Cavalry picket pin. ...Liked On: 03-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Posted On: 01-16-2014, 04:41 PMAnnaHalford liked post by its lbs not miles On thread : Camping overnight - what would you do?Corporal already hit my preferred system, but since you're trailering you have a variety of options (that have already been gone over). Camping my way = having the horse trained well in advance...Liked On: 03-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Posted On: 03-04-2014, 09:22 PMAnnaHalford liked post by Painted Horse On thread : Camping overnight - what would you do?Speaking of laying down by the trailer. This mare laid down just after I got her packed, She had not even done any work yet!...Liked On: 03-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Posted On: 01-26-2014, 08:59 PMAnnaHalford liked post by thenrie On thread : Your Opinion On Trail Riding Alone?Hahaha! I normally figure that out while I'm flying through the air! I've had a couple of long walks home in my time.:lol:Liked On: 03-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Posted On: 03-01-2014, 08:13 PMAnnaHalford liked post by AnitaAnne On thread : Logging 2013 Miles - How far did you go?I'm not in a tropical area, but it is hot here much of the year. I have four horse, two seniors 18 & 22, and the oldest one does have more trouble staying cooler. Because he is low status, he...Liked On: 10-25-2013, 10:15 PM
Posted On: 10-25-2013, 01:34 PMAnnaHalford liked post by Painted Horse On thread : Your most EXTREME trail ride!Everybody's definition of extreme is different http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p259/Painted-Horse/2013/Dropping-Inn.jpg...Liked On: 08-24-2013, 10:22 PM
Posted On: 07-01-2013, 08:07 PMAnnaHalford liked post by Tracer On thread : Your most EXTREME trail ride!I'm totally extreme. I ride past horrific, evil, murderous alpacas xD I don't push my horse very hard because a) he's old and b) he doesn't pay anywhere near enough attention to where he puts his...Liked On: 08-24-2013, 10:20 PM
Posted On: 07-01-2013, 10:03 AMAnnaHalford liked post by EvilHorseOfDoom On thread : Mare napping when Hacking Help please!It is very hard to get a nappy horse to go forward again once you've lost the forward movement. The key here is to anticipate. Before she starts napping, when you know it's a situation she is likely...Liked On: 08-24-2013, 05:25 PM
Posted On: 08-15-2013, 09:58 AMAnnaHalford liked post by TheLastUnicorn On thread : Yearlings of 2012Hoggan is our 2012 foal, now 10 months old... Haven't measured him, but I have a feeling he is over 14hh (at the shoulder) now, and butt high again....Liked On: 05-27-2013, 04:32 PM
Posted On: 04-27-2013, 11:42 AMAnnaHalford liked post by waresbear On thread : Are YOU healthy and working correctly?I am as healthy as a horse, 'cept my tail & mane aren't as long.Liked On: 05-21-2013, 12:43 PM
Posted On: 05-20-2013, 02:11 AMAnnaHalford liked post by bsms On thread : NOT trail riding? EVER?!I strongly agree! I've worked so hard trying to turn Mia into "just a trail horse"! We aren't even close, really. And maybe, as much as I hate to admit it, a lot of the problem is ME, not Mia. At the...Liked On: 05-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Posted On: 05-19-2013, 02:17 PMAnnaHalford liked post by thenrie On thread : Decker or Crossbuck pack saddles?I'm going to have to look into those sweat pads. Never heard of them being used here in the states. Anybody else? My comment about your saddles wasn't meant as a criticism. If you have taken a...Liked On: 02-09-2013, 11:48 PM
Posted On: 02-09-2013, 04:12 PMAnnaHalford liked post by grullagirl On thread : Christmas presentsAnything you didn't get? LOLLiked On: 01-08-2013, 01:05 PM
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