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Fwd: RE: [RC] Best saddles for under $1000 - sharp penny

Well... I have had two friends that had abetta's and
neither of them fit my horse...... one was very unbalanced
and the other bridged..at the time I was lookin for a cheap
second saddle, hey the price was very right and after
trying them out knew why....no flames..I know some out
there love their abettas!
You have seen Reno, he's not really narrow but he isn't a
propane tank on legs either. As I recall your guys are
built pretty much the same. Years ago the big horn came in
reg and wide trees..don't think they do now. My big horn
tree is similar to a semi qtr horse bar saddle. Next time
we're at a ride I'll be more than happy for you to take a
test spin on mine :D As for the swimming in them....unlike
abettas,mine is part leather and just has the cordova
fenders and skirting...so u still need to condition the
leather occasionally

Regards,
Penny
--- Rae Callaway <tallcarabians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: "Rae Callaway" <tallcarabians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Question on the Big Horns - do they have a different tree
than the Abetta?
My guys only fit in the Abettas when they are thin and as
soon as they start
to muscle up or fatten up, the saddle starts to pinch
them just below the
withers.  I would love to find an inexpensive cordura
type saddle that would
fit them for those bad weather days (not to mention the
swimming in Lake
Conroe rides! :o)

Rae
Tall C Arabians - SE Texas

 -----Original Message-----
From:         ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]  On Behalf Of
sharp penny
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 1:07 PM
To:   ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:      [RC]   Best saddles for under $1000

  If you prefer a *western* type endurance saddle check
out
the Big Horn. I have been very pleased with mine. I
bought
in here on endurance.net when I first decided to try
endurance for a whopping $250. I didn't want to shell out
alot of money..my current western saddles were very heavy
and the horn kept getting in my way. My plan was to
upgrade
if I decided to continue to ride endurance..well so far I
haven't had a need to upgrade..it has fit 3 different
horses and I'm doing 50's and one 100 with no saddle
issues. I did find the seat very hard and slick but
adding
a saddle cover from Jan solved that issue. I have been
told
it's best to locate an older used one as they are better
balanced and made than the newer ones. mine is very
balanced and well put together for an *off the rack*
saddle.

Regards,
Penny

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