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Re: [RC] What Saddle to use in Mtns Question - Karen Sullivan

Please Reply to: Lisa Bentley cwbleb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

 After a lot of research, I chose the Bob Marshall endurance saddle which I
absolutely.  I ordered it youth cut (to allow for more leg swing) and with
extra long billets (to prevent my legs rubbing.)  It is "cushy" comfortable,
secure, puts me in the correct riding position & fits just about any horse I
can crawl up on.  I use it with the Skito pad and it has yet to produce a
sore back.  I do ride in the hills & mountains with it and find a breast
collar a must have.  Hope this helps, Lisa B.

*As far at Mtn. riding.....just a note that the rider I crewed for just
completed Tevis in a Bob Marshall endurance saddle, with skito pad and Dixie
Midnight.   Actually, I had advertised my mare on the sportsaddle list some
years ago for sale...and really wanted a sport saddle owner to buy her, as
we had started her under saddle and on the trail in these saddles, and I
knew they were lightweight and fit her well.   She did all her conditiioning
rides and 50';s in the SS, then the rider went to Tevis.  Unlike quite a few
horses I saw the day after Tevis, this mare had no rub marks, has had no
white pressure spots over time, and her back did not seem especially
sensitive or sore after 100 miles.  She also had a breastcollar and crupper.



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