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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've got a saddle that has the fender/stirrup leather that is attached by looping the stirrup leather over the tree of the saddle. (IOW, the side piece of the tree acts a bit like a D-ring for the stirrup leather's top attachment point) The problem is that one of them was unbuckled and got...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I got a new saddle that has two D rings in both sides. I never have had one like this before. could someone help me on the correct way to cinch it up? It's a barrel saddle. Thank you.
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am a long time English rider and interested in potentially trying out Western. However, I am a bit perplexed by Western saddles and looking for some help. 1. What would be an "all purpose" type of Western saddle? I see barrel, trail, show, etc, but not sure which of those is just an...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've been riding English Hunt seat for a while and now I've been wanting to try Western. My only problem is everything I know about horses is about English riding. So how do I pick out the right size and type of Western saddle? Is there a way to transfer the measurements from my English saddle...
  5. Plus Sized Riders
    Hello all! I'm wondering what lightweight western saddles you all have had success with! Preferably in the lower price range ( I know you get what you pay for, but for now, I don't have much to spend!). Any certain brands you have had luck with? :-o How are Abettas? I was also looking at the new...
  6. Horse Tack Reviews
    I was hoping anyone could tell me any information on this brand of saddle?? I'm going to go look at one that was locally advertised and know nothing of them. Would really like to know if it will be a waste of my time. Thanks in advance!
  7. Western Riding
    Hi Folks, sorry if there is a previous post on this topic....I tried looking with no luck... I am in search for a good all around Western saddle that I can use for almost anything. I primarily use for lessons, arena work type stuff. Nothing too crazy. My ultimate riding goal is to be able to...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a thoroughbred and I am looking for a western saddle that will fit her properly. I previously rode English, so I am unfamiliar with the parts of a western saddle. Could someone explain the following to me? Rigging: what is this, and why does it matter. Gullet: We have these on English...
  9. Western Riding
    hi, im just getting into western riding. I have been riding english,hunter/jumper for bout 8 years now. I would like to get into barrel racing n i understand for the best saddle would be a barrel racing saddle. But i am going off to college soon (3years) n they do not specify what type of...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, I have been wanting to get a western saddle for a few years now. I just keep looking and stuff. The saddle that I have piced out is the siara navada arena performance saddle by circle y in the Julie goodnight collection. The only problen is that is costs $2000! What do you guys think...
  11. UK Tack
    Passion for horses across Europe - or: well traveled horses My origin is Germany so I bought Mirko 72 in 1989 in Hamburg, moved to Marburg and than in 1993 to Scotland in the same year Justus was given to us and also came to Scotland. Between 1993 and 2000 both horses competed in dressage...
  12. Horse Contests
    A DANA HOKANA TRAINING SADDLE BY CHAMPION TURF!!!! I just entered its soo cool!!!!
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've been considering getting into western disceplines and recently I was looking though catalogs and over the internet at various saddle companies. I thought to myself "Well, I want to do all sorts of things with that western saddle- is there such a thing as an all purpose western saddle?" And...
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