Originally Posted by FlyGap
Looking at the Hillason ones, pretty cheap, but why not give it a try?
They are super lightweight, sounds like they have great reviews, kinda like a bareback pad with all the parts of a saddle. IDK...
I've always had nice saddles, but really can't afford a nice one right now. I need to keep Rick in his training and the saddle I have now isn't working or helping.
Just make sure they send you the right size seat. I ordered a 15 inch seat. The saddle came and the enclosed envoice said 15", but the saddle as a 13" seat. Their customer service is very friendly and make a great effort to be helpful. In my case they didn't actually have any 15" seats in that design, but offered to make me one when I call about the saddle being the wrong size. I could also return it unused and they would exchange it for a different saddle to give me a refund. So I give their customer service to me high marks.
Of course that doesn't help that fact that sending the wrong saddle messed up the training that I'd schedule for doing during my vacation.
Not a bad saddle for the price and you're correct....it's relatively light and basically a beefed up bareback pad. More rigid. Ok for training or short rides. Wouldn't use it for long riding, because it's never gonig to displace weight like a well fitting tree or frame (if you use a trooper like me). But nice for fitting horses of slightly different measurements