Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
I rode bareback most of life, without a bareback pad.
I do have an assortment of saddles for when others came to visit and wanted to ride. They range from very expensive custom leather saddles to pricey synthetics.
As I aged, I preferred the synthetics because they weigh less and were much easier to sling up on a horse.
Fabtron is a synthetic saddle you might look into.
I had an Abetta and did not like it for two reasons: center fire rigging and it was poorly made. This was years ago, so Abetta may have upped their quality by now.
The best and most light weight leather saddle I had and loved was my Buena Vista Plantation saddle. It was older and I saved it for parades with one of my Tennessee Walkers. I could easily throw it up on him. They make great trail saddles, if you are used to riding English and want leather:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.