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Wildhare
Tenderfoot



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Posted - 11/05/2004 :  08:34:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Wildhare's Homepage Send Wildhare a Private Message
Hey y'all,

Last Christmas I bought my wife a new horse...this Christmas I would like to buy her a new saddle but I'm not sure what to get(I'm a bull rider so I don't know "boo" about saddles).

here is the deal. We are still working qith and training the horse (3yr old mare about 14.5 hands) She is out of champion cutting stock and we are using a cutting saddle (even though we are not currently cutting...go figure. She turns and stops on a dime!

My wife is not sure of the dicipline she is most interested in so I am seeking a saddle that:

1. fits her. She's about 5'6" 135 lbs (I think), If I could use it too, that would be great. I'm 5'10" 170lbs

2. is versitile enough for multiple diciplines trail, pleasure, barrels, etc. Maybe even a little roping for me!

3. is no more than about $500

I'm not so much looking for a brand as I am a recommeded size and type that will fit these multiple needs.

Chuck
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Posted - 11/05/2004 :  11:44:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Chuck's Homepage Send Chuck a Private Message
I think an All-Around with a good sturdy tree should work. The roping part really limits the type of saddle you can use. Might not want to rope too much off a saddle that is less than $500 though.

I would look for a 15.5" seat - roughout padded with low cantle.

Chuck

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Wildhare
Tenderfoot



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Posted - 11/05/2004 :  6:50:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wildhare's Homepage Send Wildhare a Private Message
any recommendations Chuck?

I can pass on the roping for now, I need to purchase a good finished roping horse. My wife wants me to give up the bull riding.

I want her to have a good saddle though
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Simon Says
Groomer



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Posted - 12/05/2004 :  07:54:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Simon Says's Homepage Send Simon Says a Private Message
i own a really nice sysnthetic Big Horn saddle, it is very comfy!!!! and it only cost around $400

If you never di you should, theses things are fun and fun is good.
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