Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
I absolutely adore my new barrel saddle on the trail. After 3 years of my dressage gear sliding around with every hill, I'm in heaven. The supple fenders haven't caused me one minute of knee or ankle grief and the seat is secure. I have already impaled myself, leaving a pretty decent bruise below my belly button, but that was on our first hardy sandhill climb. I've been cautious since. We've also been dabbling in some backyard shows this summer, in which case I've obviously been grateful to have the horn. For the last 10+ years, I've been strictly trail riding (except for our little dressage lessons) and would not have missed a horn at all. Given my recent little amateur show bug, I guess I'll live with it, lol.
The quality of this saddle is stellar. Barring any catastrophe, it is my last one, horn 'n all.