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post #11 of 16 Old 03-03-2009, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by MLK11 View Post
How do the seat sizes run in Aussies? I usually take a 16-17" in an english saddle. I've ridden in them before, a while ago, and I thought they were comfortable.
Scroll down on this page for info on sizings.

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post #12 of 16 Old 03-03-2009, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the seat-sizing link Appyt!

I've really been looking at this saddle.

I like its look and how the flaps are not as long as some Aussies (I have short legs!)

They even custom-make the tree for your horse, at no extra charge! And the price is not bad either. I'm looking at the brown w/o a horn.

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post #13 of 16 Old 03-03-2009, 02:17 PM
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If you are looking for a super comfy trail saddle, Billy Cook saddles are really nice. But what ever you decide to go with, do not buy a saddle that has any neoprene of material on it. They are cheap and arent reliable. You do not want to be on the trail and have saddle problems! I bought one cheap saddle and that was the last cheap saddle I ever bought because it broke while I was riding! Dont go with the neoprene! Stick with all good conditioned leather!
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-05-2009, 07:58 PM
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I had an aussie rig that I liked very much. Very comfortable (me and the horse) and lots of dee to hang things off of.

Unfortunately, it didn't survive the move to Seattle. Amazing what damage movers can create!

I've been looking for a trail wade anyone have any thoughts or inputs on those?

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post #15 of 16 Old 03-05-2009, 08:11 PM
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Whatever you do, do not buy a saddle with material or neoprene. All leather is the only way to go. I bought one saddle that wasnt all leather and it broke. I would highly suggest sticking with the all leather saddles because you want a saddle that is dependable when you are trail riding.
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post #16 of 16 Old 03-14-2009, 05:56 PM
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I use a treeless Startrekk espaniola, by far the most comfortable saddle I've ever used! And I don't normally like treeless. I use it both on trails and when I ride for my instructor. It gives a good, lose contact, doesnt need any thick pads, it's easy to move in and t the same times give a secure seat :P It's different from the normal treeless (at least around here) as it has real panels and feels more like a normal saddle.

I'll probably change it to a black one that's a bit more narrow tho.
But it's just a bit over your budget, maybe you can find a used one. I say it's worth the money :)

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