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ArabianMama 08-01-2013 01:20 PM

Trail Bags- Cantle or Pommel?
 
I'm looking to purchase a bag for rides, and am not sure if I should get a cantle or pommel bag. Does anyone have a preference? I have tried both and don't really have a preference for reaching forward or back. Is there a difference for the horse?

Let me know what you prefer for your pony. Thanks!

Speed Racer 08-01-2013 02:30 PM

Completely personal preference. If they fit properly, the horse doesn't even know they're there.

usandpets 08-01-2013 02:38 PM

A pommel bag is easier to access but a cantle bag can hold more or larger items. I have a pommel bag that I always use. My wife has a cantle bag but it is hard to get into while moving. Trying to unzip and rezip when done especially one handed.
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phantomhorse13 08-01-2013 04:50 PM

I personally prefer a pommel bag because I am not coordinated enough to deal with a cantle one while moving out on trail. :lol:

Joe4d 08-01-2013 05:44 PM

I dont use pommel bags, I tend to need an unclutered area to hang on, on occasion. i have a rear snug pack that combines a cantle bag with two drink holders, on the side I have a sponge bag on the on side. Off side is a easy boot bag, I put elytes and what not in the rear off side easy boot bag, If I am opening my cantle bag something has gone wrong. I pretty much just carry emergency supplies and snivel gear in it.

Brighteyes 08-01-2013 05:51 PM

I have a personally preference toward cantle bags. More room for stuff; less clutter I have to look it. It just looks sleeker. My cantle bag has room for two water bottles (I believe I have the same model of Joe!), so that's very convenient. My horse doesn't even notice it's there.

PaintHorseMares 08-01-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by usandpets (Post 3227426)
A pommel bag is easier to access but a cantle bag can hold more or larger items. I have a pommel bag that I always use. My wife has a cantle bag but it is hard to get into while moving. Trying to unzip and rezip when done especially one handed.
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Irish Wake 08-01-2013 11:02 PM

I use both. Cantle bags to carry a lot of beer and pommel bags to carry mixed drinks and phone, copenhagen and personal cleansing wipes, just in case.

Faustinblack 08-01-2013 11:30 PM

I have a stowaway pommel bag, but I'm going to get a cantle bag. I'm feeling like Joe, I don't want anything in my way when I need to grab a hank of mane to hang on.
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loveduffy 08-01-2013 11:46 PM

I use both the stuff I wont now in front and stuff for later in back


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