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[RC] Saddles - Again - Roger Rittenhouse

I rode the SR for many years since late 80's. Carol rode one for the same 

Many 1000 miles on the SR. I had one for each horse. I had 3 at one time. They
worked great. I could use between horses with similar backs and shape.
They worked on short backed horses very well.
When my  horse - Shagya changed Steve could no longer make the saddle fit - too
I bought a Synergist, very wide tree. He did most of his rides in that saddle.
Long back - wide barrel  body. Worked great for him. I was not all that pleased
how well I fit the saddle but I did OK with 50 milers.

I tried treeless - no luck a common issue for some HW riders. When his back
changed again I looked for another saddle

I finally bought a BOZ. I am quite pleased.  Ignore the maker and just look to
the saddle and the Monty Foreman design. I started CTR/Endurance in a real
original MF Fallis. The balance cannot be beat.
I can use this saddle on my big boy Omni, my little arab mare and  both my
foxtrotters.  I had no issues but then I am not doing the miles.    -  FYI  - 
foxtrotter I got stuck with last Aug is finally GONE. I have a very sweet gentle
mare now- We are doing great.

Carol is riding a Circle Y Yokam Flex tree - its all plastic no wood.. on her
arab mule - it is working super. We could not get her SR to work.  Sometimes the
rack saddles with the newer designs may work great. 
Before I would buy another high dollar saddle I would look at some generic 

Of course you can get the BOZ kit for $900 - looks easy to  assemble and way low
cost. That would be my pick now.

Roger R

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