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Buckskinpony
Tenderfoot

USA
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Posted - 09/20/2005 :  10:22:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Buckskinpony's Homepage Send Buckskinpony a Private Message
I'm in the market for a saddle for the gelding I just bought. lately I've been hearing about injuries related to saddle horn and rider impacts. Riders getting hung up on them (belts, bras) bruised abdomens where riders have come down on them. One fatality where a horse flipped and the rider was impaled by the horn.
If I wanted a saddle for trail riding that didn't have a horn, and was light weight, what would be a good choice brand wise?

PaintGal
Trail Boss (Moderator)



USA
5300 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2005 :  07:49:49 AM  Show Profile Send PaintGal a Private Message
I have a Tucker Trail Endurance. I like the saddle but have had to be creative in order to hang all my stuff....water bottles, lead rope, fly whisk....

Karen ~ Trails
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Joe 6 y/o Paint
Paoli, IN USA


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PaintGal
Trail Boss (Moderator)



USA
5300 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2005 :  07:49:49 AM  Show Profile Send PaintGal a Private Message
I have a Tucker Trail Endurance. I like the saddle but have had to be creative in order to hang all my stuff....water bottles, lead rope, fly whisk....

Karen ~ Trails
&
Joe 6 y/o Paint
Paoli, IN USA


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Chuck
Forum Admin



USA
1265 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2005 :  08:15:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message
If your main concern was a good lightweight saddle, I would recommend the Tex Tan Flex saddle. A little more $ would get a Tucker which does weigh a bit more, but has a little more care in its production. We have our endurance saddles listed at http://www.horsesaddleshop.com/ensad.html

Chuck

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Chuck
Forum Admin



USA
1265 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2005 :  08:15:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message
If your main concern was a good lightweight saddle, I would recommend the Tex Tan Flex saddle. A little more $ would get a Tucker which does weigh a bit more, but has a little more care in its production. We have our endurance saddles listed at http://www.horsesaddleshop.com/ensad.html

Chuck

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hmeyer
Clinician



USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2005 :  4:29:49 PM  Show Profile Send hmeyer a Private Message
This subject line reminds me of a story I heard.
There was this blond who was going for her first riding lesson.
The instructor asked her if she wanted to ride English or Western.
She said, "Well, I really don't know the difference."
The instructor said, "The Western saddle has a horn and the English saddle doesn't."
"Oh, then the one without the horn," she said, "I really don't think there'll be much traffic where we're going."

(No offense, I was a blond too, before most of it fell out.)

Edited by - hmeyer on 09/21/2005 4:31:08 PM
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hmeyer
Clinician



USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2005 :  4:29:49 PM  Show Profile Send hmeyer a Private Message
This subject line reminds me of a story I heard.
There was this blond who was going for her first riding lesson.
The instructor asked her if she wanted to ride English or Western.
She said, "Well, I really don't know the difference."
The instructor said, "The Western saddle has a horn and the English saddle doesn't."
"Oh, then the one without the horn," she said, "I really don't think there'll be much traffic where we're going."

(No offense, I was a blond too, before most of it fell out.)

Edited by - hmeyer on 09/21/2005 4:31:08 PM
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fracturedbones
Clinician



3424 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2005 :  12:56:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit fracturedbones's Homepage Send fracturedbones a Private Message
LOL!! finally getting root therapy "touch up" today for my Clinton weekend.......think he'll notice???? (Blonde question....)
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fracturedbones
Clinician



3424 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2005 :  12:56:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit fracturedbones's Homepage Send fracturedbones a Private Message
LOL!! finally getting root therapy "touch up" today for my Clinton weekend.......think he'll notice???? (Blonde question....)
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