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    01-20-2012, 12:34 PM
  #21
Trained
Thanks,
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.
     
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    01-20-2012, 10:46 PM
  #22
Yearling
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Originally Posted by FlyGap    
Thanks,
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
     
    01-22-2012, 03:47 PM
  #23
Weanling
I'm late to this thread but have you thought about an Aussy rig? In my opinion they're a combination of the best features of both English and western styles.
I ride a Syd Hill and love it. The deep seat makes for a secure feeling when going up and down hills. And I love the light weight.

Here's a link to a review.
     
    01-23-2012, 12:32 AM
  #24
Foal
I have a Tucker High Plains for sale...a EXCELLENT trail saddle.! It has the gel seat for a cadillac ride haha.!
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    02-15-2012, 05:20 PM
  #25
Foal
I have a Bob Marshall....it is wonderful for myself and horse:) It is the only saddle my husband will ride in comfortably. He is 6'1 and 220. Every other saddle hurts him, and his legs will go numb. The Bob Marshall fits either of my horses, and it is well worth the money.
It is the only saddle I have ridden in ALL my years of riding that even after a long days ride I am not sore nor is my horses back:)
If you have one made new it takes about 2 months to get it, but you can buy them used also.
I am actually selling one of my aunts for her. She has gotten into endurance, and isnt the greatest at computer stuff so I am listing it for her.
     
    02-15-2012, 06:38 PM
  #26
Trained
Why a treeless saddle? To me the concept seems like a bareback pad. It doesn't seem like it would be a secure seat. Anybody like them and want to try to sell the concept?
     

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