I have always rode in traditional western ranch type saddles that can be heavier. So when my mom got her horse this summer I had her use one of our roping saddles. Which is fine except she isn't strong enough to lift it. So I always saddle her horse for her, I absolutely don't mind that at all but it is starting to bother her because she want to be able to do it herself, understandable.
So we are looking at getting her a synthetic saddle that is more lightweight. I have never bought or rode in one so I am not too sure which is best. We do more than "just walking down the road" so I need something that will begood for the horse for several hours at a time and hold up to a little wear and tear. Although I understand that they need replacing more often which is ok.
I found a used Abetta saddle we are going to go look at, it is super inexpensive. She is also going to borrow a friends Wintec to see what she thinks. So any opinions on good brands or bad?
She has also had several people suggest she get an Australian Saddle again I have very little experience.