ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] Saddles -Reply

[endurance] Saddles -Reply

Desiree Hanen (desiree.hanen@medtronic.com)
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 02:31:51 -0500

I love my Orthoflex endurance cutback which I have now been using for
about half a year and during rides up to 75 miles (120 km). No sore back
and no "ouch" for me. Had some trouble with the stirrup leathers (the
way they are fastened at the stirrup down at your ankles), but now
solved that issue to and don't want to change saddles anymore.

Saving money to buy a second one for my husband soon to fit his 3/4
Anglo-Arab (+1/8 Dutch Gelder horse 1/8 Dartmoor pony - what a
combination, but it looks great and performs even better!)

I ride the saddle also in dressage and that works fine too! Riders looked
at the saddle at first like "what kind of saddle is that?". As my instructor
explained that I did long distances in endurance rides and am doing well
(he is realy proud of me, although he is a pure old "dressageman"!), they
understood, wanted to try it and ..... loved it!


Desiree Hanen - The Netherlands

(Still.... it takes Love over Gold & to finish is to win!)

>>> <SandyDSA@aol.com> 09/09/95 05:28am >>>
We have competed in Aussies as well as Orthoflex Endurance cutbacks.
So far, the Orthos are way out on front as far as fit and comfort. The
Aussies were okay for the rider and fine for the horse up to about 30
miles and then,
OUCH! What is the general consensus on the better endurance saddles?
We also have a new ZES, and have not used it enough yet to know
about it. Any input!