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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey all! Recently I've noticed some ruffling hair towards the back of my saddle after rides. My horse doesn't seem sore at all and I've run my fingers down her spine with no issue or balking. She also doesn't get grumpy at all under saddle or seem like she hurts. There are no bald spots or rubs...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi everyone! I'm looking for a really solid ranch/all-around type saddle. I have a Circle Y work saddle and I don't like it at all. It throws me forward, and the leather quality isn't what I wanted. I refuse to buy a saddle with plastic-y leather ever again. I want something really solid with...
  3. Horse Tack Reviews
    I'm looking into getting some new stirrup irons, and some foot free ones caught my eye. Does anyone have any? If so what are your thoughts? Are they good for both dressage and jumping? Do they feel very different from regular stirrup irons?
  4. Horse Tack Reviews
    Has anyone heard of Kings-Norton saddles? I assume they're pretty new because looking up the brand is nearly impossible. I had to look into it a lot and found they're made in England & linked to Mansion House saddlery & Albion, which suggests that they're mid-grade but very good, but I'm not...
  5. Barrel Racing
    I am currently on the hunt for a new saddle and with all the different options out there I do not want to miss any in my hunt for one If you could leave some ideas that would be great! Anyone have any experience with the Double J Intimidator? Any specific style horse for the tree?
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have recently begun my search for my first dressage saddle and I am looking to purchase a used one. I honestly have no idea what brands to avoid and which brands are reliable! I have found a few in my price range, but I haven't heard of the brands and I'm just wondering what some more...
  7. Endurance Riding
    I have some questions on endurance saddles. I plan on conditioning my amazing TWH to do Long Distance, maybe even endurance one day. I have some questions on saddles though. What are the benefits of an endurance saddle? Can it be used for regular trail riding as well? My mom has a friend...
  8. New to Horses
    Is it acceptable to switch off between western and english saddles? I exercise a family friend's 13 year old mare 2-3 times a week and have been working her in a western saddle, but I'm used to english so I wanted to try it out on her. Another person who works her rides her western. Is it ok to...
  9. English Riding
    Hello, I have an Ovation saddle and I'm having a tough time finding places that sell the XCH (X-change) gullet plates, especially that aren't terribly over priced (since I live in Canada)... I am in need of a narrow/pink one and it also seems they are harder to come across than the medium sizes...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I showed english in 4-H growing up with a cheap basic starter kit. I've only shown in western disciplines with aqha and other circuits and am thinking of branching out into the english side this summer as well. What are some common good quality (moderately priced) english saddles for flat...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    :runninghorse2: Okay, so no, I'm not new to this site, and yes, this is my first post for this account.. Tada. Okay, so anyways, on October 1st (yesterday), chaos happened with plans and ways to get home from school and I ended up having a friend over. She's amazing with horses and is basically...
  12. Horse Tack Reviews
    I'm looking for a little info from anyone who has ridden in a Crosby. I found a Crosby Corinthian for a really good price online but I couldn't find much on the quality of them when I google'd it. What did you love and what did you hate about them? Any info would be great! Thanks!
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    For my daughter, used is fine as well as still has plenty of mileage left in it. Forward pictures from all angles.
  14. Horse Tack Reviews
    I've used M Toulouse jump saddles before and really liked them, but being an eventer, I also need dressage saddles for competition. I'm thinking of maybe trying something new for dressage. Has anyone had experience with the: Genesis Aachen Dressage Saddle? Marianne Dressage Saddle with Genesis...
  15. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I was wondering if I could get some opinions/advice from you western folks out there! I am looking to start showing western with my horse, just small local shows for fun, nothing big. :D However, I need a saddle in order to do so of course! I have a bit of a small budget, around 500-600 for a...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am looking for a western trail riding saddle for a large gaited horse. Any advice about Tennessean? Brenda Imus? Circle Y? and any others. Please comment if you have had any personal experience with these saddles for gaited horses
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! I'm new here, although I've lurked quite a bit. I'm going off to college in the fall, and need to find a saddle that suits me for reining, but is not limited to that. I love the square cut skirts. I've seen several with huuuge skirts and over-the-top tooling and bling. I'm an artist...
  18. Horse Talk
    Anyone brave enough to post? If you are, post photos of your saddles, share the brand, and seat size! Here's mine: 17" Tex Tan Hereford, 18" Millers', and 19" Marcel Toulouse Genesis Aachen! Who else is brave enough?
  19. Western Riding
    So, I have a quarter horse gelding who's almost fully trained in western pleasure and also does a bit of roping, cutting, and barrel racing. I wanted to get a new saddle to have for play days and local shows and I really want to go with a black an white color scheme. I also want to learn roping...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I need some opinions on western saddles! I'm looking for one, preferably under $500. Something relatively well made! Anyone have any good suggestions?
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