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cpr saves 05-22-2013 11:43 PM

Why No Horn?
 
I think this is probably a dumb question, but I am wondering why endurance saddles typically do not have a horn on them. I'm guessing the reason has something to do with function, but not sure.

I'd appreciate getting educated about this!

Thanks.

hemms 05-22-2013 11:49 PM

I know I've taken mine in the belly several times in aggressive terrain...?
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Skyseternalangel 05-23-2013 12:35 AM

Probably because a horn is typically used for ranch work... what good would it be (in the exception of hanging things on it) for an endurance trail ride?

Phly 05-23-2013 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel (Post 2594945)
Probably because a horn is typically used for ranch work... what good would it be (in the exception of hanging things on it) for an endurance trail ride?

Horn, also know as, the oh **** handle...... ;)
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grayshell38 05-23-2013 12:37 AM

It's kind of a mult-facited answer.
1. Most endurance riders aren't roping anything.
2. It gets in the way and is a potential hazard while riding through tricky terrain.
3. It is unnessecary weight. And weight is a big thing in this sport. Ounces matter.

Skyseternalangel 05-23-2013 12:44 AM

I understand it's a joke :-)

But.

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Originally Posted by Phly (Post 2594953)
Horn, also know as, the oh **** handle...... ;)
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It is made for roping/working/hauling cows. What you decide to do with it is your business.

Phly 05-23-2013 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel (Post 2595081)
I understand it's a joke :-)

But.



It is made for roping/working/hauling cows. What you decide to do with it is your business.

Thanks! I thought dallying off of it was just an added luxury....
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Horsesaplenty 05-23-2013 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Phly (Post 2594953)
Horn, also know as, the oh **** handle...... ;)
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That's what a monkey grip is for...and with the grip, no chance of gouging yourself in the gut over rough terrain.

wausuaw 05-23-2013 12:54 PM

Reminds me of when I put my significant other on my horse for the first time (his first time on a horse ever). Just happened to be an English saddle, and his exact words were :

"Where's the oh **** handle?"

Kayella 05-23-2013 12:56 PM

What if you jumped over something and landed a bit too far forward? No thank you!


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