Don't mind the western saddle, but I don't cut cattle and have no use for the horn. Most people who trail ride have no use for the horn, either. Don't quite know why the hornless western saddle didn't catch on?
The ONLY thing I don't like about some western saddles is that they teach the rider to brace on the stirrups and ride with a chair seat. The old bucket saddles had a triangular tree, like a McClellan, without swells. Some manufacturers are now making the bucket seat saddle, again. Or, at least a hornless type.
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