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post #1 of 51 Old 05-12-2008, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Trail Riding saddles

I considered putting this into the tack forum but it might work better in here.
For those of you ride horses on trails on a regular basis, what saddle do you find is most comfortable?

I have looked at the australian saddles but I'm sure there are more comfortable saddles than those for trails.

All input is muchly appreciated
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post #2 of 51 Old 05-12-2008, 04:15 AM
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Cheyenne barefoot treeless saddle. My saddle and it is wuvly. Sooo nice, when ever im finnished my rides i dont want to get off, haha.
http://www.barefootsaddles.net/intro.htm

bahh i miss it, lol. Am at uni for 2 months..so have to wait for the next holidays. :roll:

I used to ride in a .....um....was some wintec saddle. I bought that second hand and it lasted me like 5 years of hard out riding, was an awsom saddle untill the end...were it started to give me a sore bum on long rides and didnt fit my boy anymore so i sold it.

Also i have a cair GP wintec saddle aswell. That saddle is really nice to sit in too, is a great saddle. But i love my treeless more
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post #3 of 51 Old 05-12-2008, 10:24 AM
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My favorite is also my cheapest.

It is an old totally broke in western saddle. No makers mark. Sorry I couldn't help more. :roll: Around here a lot of folks are on a limited budget to say the least. We just stop and hang out when someones butt gets too sore. A couple of people have had the "Pads" that fit on top of the seat and they really like them.

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post #4 of 51 Old 05-12-2008, 07:19 PM
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I really like the Tucker saddles. The website is: http://www.tuckersaddles.com/
They are my favorite Saddle. It has a gel seat and is just very comfortable.
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post #5 of 51 Old 05-12-2008, 07:48 PM
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I heard treeless saddles are good for trails. :) Seem comfy.

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post #6 of 51 Old 05-15-2008, 12:49 PM
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i use a Wintec 2000 AP with Cair Panels. i like it and my horse seems comfy, too.

i have also ridden in the treeless saddles that they endurance riders use. what are they called again? They are leather seats and wide stirrups for more support of the foot. I wish i could remember. you have to have natural balance in them, tho. i knew a woman who put too much pressure in one stirrup and ending up turning the saddle.

They are NOW called Bob Marshall, but they used to be called Sportsaddle. here is what they look like.

http://loristack.com/bobmarshall.htm
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post #7 of 51 Old 05-23-2008, 01:09 PM
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Boy it depends on how much you can spend...if you're looking for a great, comfortable saddle that'll be great for your horse too as far as fit etc. look at Timberline saddles. www.saddleoutfitters.com carry them. The sidekick type is nice ...well they all are. Look at how the tree/bars are made that's what makes them specail so try to find pictures of it if you can. I saw them at a horse expo recently and they're neat. The tree and the bars are independent so the rider stays put but the bars can flex. They are pretty spendy.
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post #8 of 51 Old 05-24-2008, 01:50 PM
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Here's a website that explains the flex panels of the Timberline saddles. Even if you don't want this kind of saddle I thought I'd put this up for everyone to look at if they want. I like looking at all the different types and what's new out there so thought others might too. www.Shortysaddles.net .
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post #9 of 51 Old 05-24-2008, 07:46 PM
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I have heard that tuckers are great/comfortable trail saddles, but I prefer my aussie saddle! Love it for trail riding it is great in any terrain!
I got mine from down under saddle supply:
http://www.downunderweb.com/

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post #10 of 51 Old 05-28-2008, 06:21 AM
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We both have Don West custom saddles but itheir made for gaited horses. Its VERY comfy. I have spent 4-5 hours in it, never getting off and not had any issues. Kinda on the expensive side though. My husband also has a Big horn flex tree endurance saddle that he says is very comfy. Still on the expensive side but not as bad as the custom. My first saddle was an abetta endurance saddle. It was ok for short rides but I couldn't spend hours in it without some butt and knee pain.


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