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jillybean19 01-24-2013 02:12 PM

Big Horns?
 
I'm thinking about going with a Big Horn saddle for endurance and found this one online for $550. Any thoughts/experiences with these?

http://www.americansaddlery.com/inde...art&Itemid=173

Corporal 01-24-2013 02:20 PM

I haven't, but I REALLY like the "No horn" on the pommel. I like all of the rings for attaching stuff, too.

BlueSpark 01-24-2013 03:10 PM

4 of us at my barn ride in big horn endurance. One has almost an identical one to the one posted and she loves it. I adore mine, perfect for my mare and SO comfortable, mine is the all leather one, as are the other two at my barn. No negitives I can think of...

SueNH 01-24-2013 04:11 PM

I've got one. I like it. It weighs nearly nothing maybe even less than my english saddle.

phantomhorse13 01-24-2013 07:26 PM

I have a used model #117 (same as the one linked) for sale. :-P

jillybean19 01-24-2013 07:29 PM

I messaged you! I'm waiting for you to get back to me!

jillybean19 01-24-2013 07:30 PM

Lol I've been refreshing all afternoon waiting for you to get online :)

phantomhorse13 01-25-2013 08:00 AM

Sorry, didn't have a chance to get back online yesterday. I have messaged you!

HappyHoofPrints 01-25-2013 10:02 AM

I have one as well. I had a leather worker add a cinch ring to the leading curve of the existing cinch ring holder. See the existing cinch ring is directly under the stirrup fender. Made the saddle set way too far back on horses back. IE your horses' girth area would need to be directly under your leg. If your horses girth area is there, great. But I have short backed Arabs whose girth area is pretty close to the elbow. My saddle works ok with added ring.

jillybean19 01-25-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by HappyHoofPrints (Post 1861232)
I have one as well. I had a leather worker add a cinch ring to the leading curve of the existing cinch ring holder. See the existing cinch ring is directly under the stirrup fender. Made the saddle set way too far back on horses back. IE your horses' girth area would need to be directly under your leg. If your horses girth area is there, great. But I have short backed Arabs whose girth area is pretty close to the elbow. My saddle works ok with added ring.

Could you post a picture of this? I'm very interested in how it worked.


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