I know that it is very hard to find the right saddle for both horse and rider.
I was searching high and low for one when I kinda stumbled on a used Circle Y at a tack sale/flea market. I asked how much the saddle was and the lady said to make an offer. That was the tough part not knowing if it would fit Radar. I didnt have Henry yet. I sat in it and it felt comfy and the lady said how about $150? I couldnt pass up that deal , even though it was older it is in such good cond. Plus side , it fit him really well and it actually fits Henry too.
I had my eye on a Dakota at a tack store for a while now , I really liked it but since I got my Circle Y I really dont have need for another. I def would try any and all saddles that you can !
I am actually selling a Western saddle but it is older and pretty heavy, it has a lower cantle like the reining saddles but has many , many attached rings for trail riding.
Good luck in your search, I am partial to the Circle Y saddle myself.
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