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post #51 of 53 Old 05-07-2013, 05:51 PM
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Sharon Saare passed away, but before she died, she asked her saddlemaker to take the business. So, it is still going strong! will get you to her website. It has not been updated, but the email goes to Randy Aldrich, the new owner.
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post #52 of 53 Old 05-07-2013, 06:33 PM
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I saw some people posting about aluminum stirrups/ slanted stirrups. These are awesome, hands down. Well worth the money. I couldn't ride in one of my saddles for more than 15 minutes with out getting sore in my ankles and knees, after I bought these I was ridding for hours with our taking my legs out to "stretch" I don't think I will ever go back to traditional stirrups!

Walls Stirrups Twisted Slanted Aluminum
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post #53 of 53 Old 05-07-2013, 10:48 PM
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aztrailrider - so glad they are continuing what Sharon Saare started. Her saddles are amazing. Darolyn Butler is a well known endurance rider and she has a bunch of her saddles at her barn.

I do have a set of the Crooked Stirrups made of aluminum. They were expensive but well worth it when I first started riding. I had a bum knee and within minutes of riding they were hurting. After I got the Crooked Stirrups that went away. I have tried all kinds of other twisty things that work somewhat but not great.

The saddle I have now doesn't need the crooked stirrups or turners because the leather is soft enough to turn and plus I had knee surgery so it doesn't torque my knee like before.

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