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Re: [RC] which saddle to use? - marybenstover

The SR is pricy but can be restuffed as your horse changes or you change horses.  I love mine.........mb


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From: "Taryn Dentinger" <t.dentinger@xxxxxxxxx>
To: barefootappy@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 2:40:36 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: [RC] which saddle to use?

Hi Jasmine;

I can't comment on any of the saddles you're considering for yourself, but I started out with a big horn endurance myself.  I liked the saddle a lot for my comfort, and my Arab did fine in it when we started conditioning, but got sore as we got fitter and started working faster & longer.   It was a fairly heavy saddle (as far as endurance saddles go - but lighter than your average Western saddle.)  My horse got sore in the loins - so it was possibly too long a saddle for his back, or just didn't balance my weight well.  It did seem to fit him ok standing still, but clearly didn't work for distance.  Just my experience with a big horn endurance saddle.  

Good luck with the saddle search!
Taryn Dentinger
AERC #34036 

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Jasmine Cave <barefootappy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am currently looking to upgrade my saddle. Right now I ride in a wintec, but I am looking at the specialized trailmaster, sommer spirit, or the sr enduro. I like my wintec for my older horses, but I would really like somthing more secure for the younger guys.

I also am thinking of a big horn endurance or an abetta endurance for a junior rider(15yo) and large pony (13.3hh, welsh/fjord cross) she is currently riding in a wintec wide, but would prefer a western type saddle.

I would love to here any input you might have, good or bad on those saddles.

Thanks so much,
Jasmine Cave, new AERC member for '09 in So.IL


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Re: [RC] which saddle to use?, Taryn Dentinger