Saddle for Heavyweight rider

Laney Humphrey (
Mon, 03 Nov 1997 08:08:40 -0800

Larry - My 2c worth: a heavier rider needs a somewhat heavier saddle than
a lightweight rider. I don't mean a 60 lb roping saddle but one strong
enough to absorb and distribute the impact of the rider's movements. The
most important factor, though, is fit. Choose a saddlemaker who
understands how important it is to fit the rider as well as the horse!!!
Happy trails, Laney
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