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RE: [RC] Need Saddle Advice - heidi sowards

I have the older wintec aussie that fits my older horse
really well, it has a med. tree which he needs. (I know,
he's weird) but Ash got the new Free and Easy saddle which
I can't say enough good things about, comfortable for me
and for Ash, my legs are under me where they belong,
helping my balance and my back doesn't ache after every
ride anymore!!! Marlene Moss from Mossyrock (endurance.net
advertisor) sells them!


--- Jerry & Susan Milam <milamj@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'll tell you, all those endurance saddles out there are
great for most of
these arabians but I do know the Wintec Aussie stock
saddle is TOO long for
the arabs back.

I've got a western seat endurance saddle "Desoto" custom
made for one horse
and has been used on two others for 5 years and they have
developed muscle
now and have problems witgh it in the winter when their
coats are thick.
I'll be sending it back for a tradein on a new one that
will fit both of
them. I also like the english seat and tried a friend's
Arabian Saddle Co
"Solstice". It is an awesome saddle and both horse and
rider love it. They
have HUGE kneerolls to give your leg a nice support in
front and the seat is
very cushy for those LONG 50 mile Training Rides.

There are tons of option out there for you and most of
the custom saddlers
will work with you and horse to get a great match.

In His Hands,

Susan, Fly Bye & Dandy

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that
is given you."
    -Gandalf the Grey from Lord of the Rings

  -----Original Message-----
  From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Francis Golden
  Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 8:00 AM
  To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [RC] Need Saddle Advice

  Hello, Ridecampers!

  It's been a long long while since I've posted (years,
even!) but I
re-subbed about a month ago (lots of changes, I see??)
and am looking
forward to gleaning tons of information.  I was hoping to
get your input on
a saddle for a mare I have.  so here it goes:

  She is an Egyptian Arabian with a wide back,
well-sprung ribs and a short
back.  We are in the midst of starting her under saddle. 
I have her started
in an Abetta Endurance, which I really don't like for
riding her.  The
cordura is stuff and very uncomfortable.  I also had a
hornless Aussie
saddle which is perfect for me with her --- but is too
long for her short
little back.  The tail end of it is sitting on her
kidneys --- not good!
Actually, what I may do is go out sometime today and haul
her in and take a
digital of her with that Aussie and have you guys guide
me from there.
Think that would work best?

  But, nonetheless, what I am looking for is this: 
something along the
lines of the Aussie saddle that will fit this mare's
back!  She can be very
scooty and I like the "locked in" feeling I get my my
Aussie saddle when I'm
on her.  I also like the "English" feel to it, as I was
brought up in
huntseat saddles.  Can someone please help guide me to
some sources where I
can get a saddle for her?  Thanks!


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RE: [RC] Need Saddle Advice, Jerry & Susan Milam