Originally Posted by Stakie
Actually, yes I thought those were pocket pockets! I really appreciate you correcting me. I feel a bit stupid but atleast now I understand! How do you like that saddle by the way? Is it as comfy as everyone says it is?
Hunter, I have looked up Aussie saddles. If it would fit the criteria of what I want and need I would have no problem getting one! I have heard ALOT of good things about Aussies. I would much rather buy one of those then a western or an English saddle.
Don't feel stupid for not knowing! How could you know if you have never seen one in person?
I haven't had the torsion for very long, but I have really enjoyed the time I have spent in it. It's not the saddle I ride dreams in (she goes in a free n easy, which is an english-type flex-panel saddle), but I know several people who have done tons of miles in them and love them.
I also have an older wintec aussie, which I used back in the days I was saddle breaking racehorses, then retraining the off-track kids to the trail. I find I have gotten *ahem* a tad bigger in my old age, so its not as comfy as it used to be, but its held up beautifully.
I hope you can find a tack store near you to be able to go in and lay your hands on some saddles and see what you like/can afford. Even if you just find a type you like and can't afford it new, you will know what to look for online.