Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In Sunny, HOT and HUMID S.C.
I'm partial to Troopers for long distance riding, so short trail rides are a piece of cake. Try to find a light one though. Some can be pretty heavy (28+ lbs....Tucker's is a heavy one) which is not good for distance riders, but others can be under 20 lbs.
Fitted properly they displace weight over a broad area, seat is just above the back and got air flow under the seat. A great saddle for a horse and comfortable for the rider.-
If you want something with a deeper seat for you and still pretty good weight displacement try the Buena Vista syle Plantation saddles.
Both are good for various situations. Comfortable for riding, jumping, etc... I've done 30+ miles days comfortably. I ride Western style with them.
Wouldn't work cattle with them though. Neither are designed well for that.