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post #1 of 4 Old 11-06-2009, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Alamo Saddles

I am on the hunt for a saddle for our new gelding and stumbled across an ad on craigslist for an Alamo with FQHB (which I think he'll need- pretty bull-doggy). I have heard of Alamos but have no personal experience with them. This one appears to be a trail or pleasure saddle (still waiting to hear back from owner with details.)
I was just wondering as to the overall quality of the saddles. I don't think they're up to par with some of the ones I've owned in the past, but I figured I'd check into it anyway.

Also, any experience with the flex trees vs. ralide trees? I had a flex tree once on a Circle Y and it sored up EVERY horse I put it on...
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-06-2009, 06:42 PM
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I believe Alamo Saddlery makes mostly Barrel Saddle and maybe a Reining Saddle.

The are decent Saddles, same leather as in a Simco or American Saddlery Saddles

The only Flex Tree I would ever use is a Ralide Brand, I have heard of many complaints on other Brands of Flex Trees.

Circle Y had to pull off the market their original Flex Tree for the very same reason you mentioned.


May all your Trails be happy and safe ones

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-06-2009, 07:10 PM
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Alamo makes barrel, trail, all-around, ranch saddles, and roping saddles (maybe more i cant remember exactly). there actually very nice saddles for the price. My friend has an alamo barrel saddle and it is very comfy, light weight and fits alot of diffrent size horses.

quarter horses.....simply the best
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-07-2009, 11:30 AM
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I have Alamo Pleasure Trail saddle for 2 years already (got it from local saddlery after trying like 20 saddles :) ). Was my preference over TexTan and Billy Cook. Still looks like new, very comfortable to ride, and fits both of my mares (one round qh, other thinner paint). It gives enough wither clearance for my paint (unlike many saddles I look into) and with qh bars lay nicely on my qh. And yes, it's light comparable to many saddle considering it's all leather.

BTW, are you sure it has FQHB? I believe most of them have QHB (and I know for sure it can't be semiQH because I inquired with the maker and they don't make in that size).

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