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Re: [RC] [Guest] Sports Saddle - Ridecamp Moderator

Mary Kornwolf vgea@xxxxxxxxx
I agree with Steph's comments on the typical sports saddle.
A year ago I began using an Ansur treeless saddle, which looks a lot like a dressgae saddle and gives me the centered feeling and deep seat I need to ride "properly". It is pricey but the English-saddle styling means I can get by using it for foxhunting as well, I no longer need a 2nd saddle. And oh does my horse love it! He's done fantastic ever since we switched - his recoveries are better and his stride longer at the end of a 100.

I regretfully had to withdraw from the Pan Ams because of limited time and $$, but was hoping to have the Ansur people do a display at the Pan Am ride site since they are based only about an hour away. Too late, I found out they were willing to reimburse me for fuel receipts (coming from the East Coast, that's no small offer!) but $$ aside, I just couldn't take off work long enough.

I encourage you to try to find an Ansur rep in your area and give this saddle a try...or visit www.ansursaddle.com

If you 're like me and usually do your own crewing, you'll be thrilled by how lightweight it is. A Skito works fine as a pad, but I often use just a cheap wool felt with a slit along the spine..

Best Wishes, Mary Kornwolf

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