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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:02 PM
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I'm considering asking Santa for an Aussie stock saddle, anyone have any experience or advice?
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Background:

* I have a 3yr old filly who's supposed to be a Warmblood but spooks worse than a 2 yr old TB going into a starting gate. She literally went nuclear when a stealth rock tried to attack her a few weeks ago. :eyes:

* I grew up riding English but I've been tossed at least a dozen times when she's bolted and I don't bounce off the ground as well as I used to.

* A western saddle wouldn't do (she's got a short wide back w/narrow shoulders and the typical high withers), and I prefer riding the horse instead of the saddle.

I don't plan on showing or eventing and the Aussie seems like the perfect hybrid for trail riding.

The Australian Outrider and Kimberly stock saddles get mixed reviews but they are affordable and I can always upgrade later.

Thoughts?

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  -I'm considering asking Santa for an Aussie stock saddle, anyone have any experience or advice? beam me up scottie  Dec-02-11 07:02 PM   #0 
  - Amy saddle is better for eventing. BUT, even harder to maintain...  TheMadMonk   Dec-02-11 07:41 PM   #1 
  - Just light trail riding-no intention of eventing, I just want a more secure seat when she does spook  beam me up scottie   Dec-02-11 08:06 PM   #2 
     - One more thing on your horse  newfie11   Dec-03-11 09:00 AM   #4 
        - Good advice!  beam me up scottie   Dec-03-11 10:39 AM   #5 
  - My daughter rode for years in an aussie saddle  newfie11   Dec-03-11 08:57 AM   #3 
  - More good advice, she definitely needs more than a mild snaffle.  beam me up scottie   Dec-03-11 11:15 AM   #6 
  - Could you show me which endurance saddle you use on your Arab?  beam me up scottie   Dec-03-11 11:43 AM   #7 
     - It is made by Big Horn  newfie11   Dec-03-11 03:50 PM   #8 
        - I am sorry for the loss of your family member. Grief is the price we pay for love.  beam me up scottie   Dec-04-11 10:18 AM   #9 
  - I love them and have bought three of them  Tumbulu   Dec-08-11 11:10 PM   #10 
     - Thanks! Syd Hill saddles are really beautiful, like a work of art.  beam me up scottie   Dec-09-11 01:09 PM   #11 
        - I bought my daughter's saddle from them  Tumbulu   Dec-09-11 01:22 PM   #12 
 

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