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post #21 of 25 Old 01-21-2009, 06:23 PM
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I like 2nd one the most. Just from the look. Circle Y are pretty comfortable to ride, but I guess just for showing it doesn't matter that much (like it does for 2-3 hour trail ride... )

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post #22 of 25 Old 01-21-2009, 07:06 PM
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Im not fond of many show saddles especially a dale chavez. I really like the looks of the second but Im not fond of billy royals either. However I love older circle y work saddles as I think they are awesome but the show saddles dont usually work out all that well.

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post #23 of 25 Old 01-21-2009, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by LauraB View Post
I have owned a Dale Chavez show saddle and it never broke in or got comfortable. The Billy Royal looks alright. I have also owned a Circle Y and will never own another. I prefer Phil Harris or Blue Ribbon saddles. They are much nicer and very comfy. Also check out some used Phil Harris on Blue Ribbons to get a better deal.

Have you tried one of the new Dale Chavez saddles? They are so much more comfortable then they use to be. I never really liked them either, until I tried one of the new ones. My Circle Y was an older one and was super super comfy.
The Dale Chavez saddle that I owned was bought new from Rod's Western Place in 1999 and I sold it in 2004 to pay for my wedding flowers. I haven't sat in one since that. My biggest complaint is that the fenders felt restricted and stiff. I think the seat was a bit wide for me also. I now ride in a western saddle made by a small custom saddle shop in Oaklahoma and I love it.

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post #24 of 25 Old 01-21-2009, 10:18 PM
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I like the Circle Y best. I am so glad that we just use training saddles around here (of course I don't do any big shows). I have never liked the show saddles either.
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post #25 of 25 Old 01-21-2009, 10:50 PM
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I like the second one that you posted in the OP. It has enough leather showing that the silver does not look over-done. In my mind, the light oil on the 3rd one just makes it look gaudy and I don't like the seat on the first one. I also like the angled corners of the skirts, it just looks unique from everything I am used to seeing. Anything from light to medium oil will look good on a black horse.
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