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post #1 of 13 Old 09-12-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle Seat Cushions

The saddle I currently ride in was made by my boyfriend's grandma who was not worried about comfort! Just wondering if anyone uses a saddle seat cushion? If so what brand is it? Thanks!
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post #2 of 13 Old 09-12-2012, 07:07 PM
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I use a shear comfort sheepskin saddle saver, which I love. I ride in an orthoflex cross country saddle that fits my horse perfectly, but it is hard as a rock - the sheepskin makes it a bit squishier and also makes the seat more secure. I have also heard good things about the cashel tush cushion too, but I have never tried one.
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post #3 of 13 Old 09-13-2012, 12:10 PM
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I have the Cashel Tush Cushion but don't use it anymore as I have a different saddle. I used it for a few months and it works nicely. Now it is just sitting in the tack closet!

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post #4 of 13 Old 09-13-2012, 04:35 PM
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I ride in a sheepskin full saddle cover and love it!

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post #5 of 13 Old 09-13-2012, 08:31 PM
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I like the Impact Gel sheepskin cushions.

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post #6 of 13 Old 09-13-2012, 09:03 PM
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I LOVE the impact gel sheepskin cushions, and would swear by it. So comfy!
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post #7 of 13 Old 09-13-2012, 09:08 PM
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Your boyfriends grandpa made the saddle? Does he do that for a living? That is really cool. I suspect it takes a great deal of effort to make a saddle. Does it fit the horse well?

I also agree that the gel seats are really comfy and cool.
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post #8 of 13 Old 09-16-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

Inga, his grandma made it. She used to have her own leather shop but no longer does since shes older. I imagine it took her a good amount of time to make this particular one... It has her name on it and a bunch of different animals on it and yes it fits my hose well :)
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post #9 of 13 Old 09-16-2012, 03:28 PM
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I would love to see pictures of the saddle. Nothing like an old custom made saddle.
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-16-2012, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pictures of the saddle. My favorite part is the little acorn :o)

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