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  • Fabtron cordura fender replacement
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    07-23-2012, 09:34 PM
Green Broke
Ok y'all. I went to ride Biscuit today. I talked to the barn manager who is also my endurance riding partner in crime about the issue. She said, "try different stirrups". She said when she ordered her Sharon Saare she had wanted the wide endurance stirrups and Ms. Saare told her she preferred the regular stirrups that they were more comfortable. Lee Ann said change them and see what happens.

I was also riding yesterday in blue jeans with a huge seam. Today I was riding in my riding pants that are as ugly on me as the day is long. I had another set of stirrups for my other Allegany Saddle and they are regular stirrups. I popped those on the saddle and mounted up. I rode/sat in the saddle for 40 minutes without a problem. It does sit differently then a pleasure trail saddle - but it is an endurance saddle. My feet were fine. Where the stirrups are turning was a little stiff and that will loosen up as it is rode/oiled. A customer came out there to pay for a cake and I sat there on Biscuit talking to her without any discomfort. Biscuit and I jogged round and round the arena with him acting like a patootie some of the time. It does sit me a little different than the other and certainly different than the Billy Cook trail saddle but I was pleased when I got off. Different stirrups and non seamed pants made a ton of difference!!
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    07-23-2012, 10:40 PM
I'm glad it worked out better. I am still trying to get used to my trail saddle. I like the fact that is is so much lighter weight than my old western saddle. It is more cushioned too.
    07-23-2012, 11:13 PM
Green Broke
What kind of saddle do you have Celeste?

The saddle I ordered from Rider's Choice didn't fit, then they sent me another tree, and it didn't fit either. I sent them both back over a week ago & I'm still waiting to hear something...

I love my Fabtron & it fits good, I just don't want the horn and the seat is a bit hard, other than that, it is perfect & lightweight too. I talked to Fabtron & they can make me a saddle custom without the horn. I may have other options too, but I didn't know they offered customization or I would have just ordered from them.

I have to figure out what to do...
    07-23-2012, 11:17 PM
It is a Circle Y Trail saddle. It does have a horn. I'm still not sure that I would recommend it though. I put it up for a while after I fell out of it. It is more slick than my old western saddle. The angle of the seat is so different than what I am used to. It is too late to send it back, so I will use it. It is growing on me. I have ridden in the other saddle so long that my butt is probably conformed to it.............
    07-24-2012, 12:32 AM
Green Broke
I'm glad it worked out too. I do have a reddish bruise where the fender was hitting the front of my leg because they are new and somewhat stiff. That will pass and I am going to oil/condition the saddle soon. I was told about some stuff that will condition without turning it darker - I like the color it is and don't want that to change.
    07-24-2012, 01:46 PM
Would that happen to Bick 4 or something like that ?
    07-24-2012, 07:42 PM
Green Broke
Yes!!! I think that is what I was told - bless you - I couldn't remember what it was called!!
    07-24-2012, 07:43 PM
Green Broke
I just came back from riding Biscuit in the arena. The saddle was a little more comfortable today. I think it just needs to be broke in and oiled. I like it.
    07-24-2012, 08:12 PM
This is the saddle I have. I am thinking that it will work out ok. I have probably used it a dozen or so times. At least it is light weight enough that I can pick it up. Looking at the website, it has gone up in price since I bought it.

Circle Y Flex2 Kentucky Trail Saddle Reg - Statelinetack.com
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    07-24-2012, 11:25 PM
Green Broke
Oh...you have a flex tree - I have heard good & bad about flex trees and I nearly ordered one. But I bought this saddle instead, but had wider leathers like Aussie ones put on instead & the center-fire rigging:


The Fabtron I currently use which has fit every single horse I have had in the last 5 years from a 14.1 h mutton - withered QH to a 15.3 h TB/paint cross to an Percheron/Arab to my RMHA is this one:

14" 15" 16" Fabtron Roughout Seat Cordura Saddle 7102

The Fabtron fits all these different horses & also fits me. It sits me more straight than a typical Western saddle, which I like. You can get in a 2-point position in it easy. But it has that darn horn which I have threatened more than once to just saw off!

We rode for about 1.5 hrs tonight, even though it felt like an oven out there! Chivas was full of energy for about 45 minutes, then got tired. He still can't seem to get a smooth canter going. I think I need to give him a goal like trying to catch up with my daughters horses! I ride him the opposite way they are riding so he doesn't expect to allways be around other horses.

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