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Re: Ansur Saddles
I ride in an Ansur Classic, but haven't ridden in
the endurance model, the Ansur Safari. The Classic doesn't have the air
channel, so sits directly on the horse. As such, it isn't recommended for more
than about two hours of riding. I do arena work and short trail rides in
it with no problems or soreness. I've used this saddle for a year and a
half, and have one of the first models.
I love this saddle!!! More importantly,
the horses love this saddle. That said, it is not for
everyone. Because it is treeless, it molds to the shape of whatever
horse it is on. This has not been an issue for me, but people with horses
at one or the other end of the extremes can find it disconcerting.
I have been lucky enough to see numerous horses
ridden in the ansur, and have witnessed some remarkable improvements. The
more sensitive horses seem to like it the best. Since this is a
relatively new saddle, there are no long term studies. However, many
horses that I personally know of, including mine, are given regular massage
and/or chiropractic sessions. My vet, equine massage therapist, and
chiropractic vet have all been impressed with the "health" and development of
the horse's backs.
I don't know if this is the right saddle for you
but my experience, and the experience of numerous people I know, has been
positive, both for rider and horse.
By the way, there is a contest currently going on
in which a person can win an Ansur Classic. Perhaps, if a person won and
paid the difference, they could get a Safari instead. It might be worth
asking, anyway. The website is http://www.ansursaddle.com
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 6:53
Subject: RC: Ansur Saddles
I contacted this company about the saddles they
It is a treeless saddle with a weight bearing
panel to get the rider off the horse's spine. www.ansur.com
Does anyone here have any experience with these
saddles? If so, good, bad or indifferent?
The saddles seem like a good idea to me, but
then, so did alot of other things before I actually tried them.
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