Originally Posted by Saddlebag Lockwood, the bars on a 15" saddle with a Ralide tree measure 21,3/4". The soft cordura skirts don't rub like leather skirts might.
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Originally Posted by silverdollarmagic
This is true. I wouldn't put a leather saddle with 26" skirts on my mare because there is just no give. A cordura saddle with 26" skirts, however, I would and have used. They are more flexible and don't rub.
Thanks.....Didn't know that. I'm concerned with weight distribution getting onto the loins/past the ribs and/or interference with hip (and shoulder) movement since my guy is gaited. Any thoughts?
I have absolutely no experience with synthetic western saddles, back when I rode western they didn't exist.
I will have to do some digging of info...