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Horse Saddle Reviews

Big Horn Cordura Saddles – Lightweight, Affordable and Easy to Clean

I love horse Western horse saddles.  I especially love the lightweight, affordable and easy maintenance saddles, like Big Horn Cordura Saddles.  People often think that saddles are expensive.

A lot of them are.  But there are a lot of saddles that are very affordable and high-quality.  So I decided to share with you the benefits and features of a few Big Horn Cordura saddles.  See if this saddle appeals to you.

Price Range – Very Affordable

Saddles are an important link between riders and their horses.  Big Horn saddles are typically priced between $430 dollars and $750 dollars, with some saddles ranging in the $1,000 price range.

The differences in saddles are substantial.  Depending on the saddle you purchase, the major features of the saddle, the tree, the cantle, the gullet, and the stirrups, all work to create the individual qualities of the saddle.

Ralide Flex Tree Saddle Model

Let’s take a look at one model of the saddle: the Ralide Flex Tree Gaited Saddle, with Extra Soft Padding. This model is black, features a strong grain out seat, which is built for comfort.

Equipped with durable 7/8 stainless steel rigging, this saddle is designed to maximize comfort and utilizes a strong stainless steel base. The finish is a sturdy black that covers the entire base of the saddle.

This is a good saddle with a comfortable edge that gives the rider a smooth ride. The saddle is designed to make long rides more comfortable. The trim is replete with a smooth leather front and jockeys.

Overall this is an affordable, robust, and easy saddle that fits the riders needs.

Big Horn Ladies Light Weight

Another great model is this lighter weight saddle with female riders in mind. Made with a flexible tree, this saddle is ideal for easy rides. The immediate features are a 5″ cantle, 7″ gullet, and a 26″ skirt length, streamlining the ride for petite equestrians.

The rigging features extra heavy stainless steel dees with laced leather footpad stirrups. There’s a finish color, and the sleek 21 lbs weight makes it easy to swerve and maneuver on long rides.

The saddle also comes in a 15″, 16″, 17″ suede padded.

 

 

Big Horn Cordura Saddle

Big Horn Cordura Saddles comes in many different prices, weights, and has a wide range of functionality that pinpoints the rider’s specific needs.  Cordura saddles make for great children’s saddles or for new horse owners.

With an expanded clientele base and a rapidly growing market, it’s important to tailor these saddles to the individuals and riders demands.  Whether you’re a beginner or a professional rider, these tools will give you the proper steadiness to handle the open road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Horn Low Moose Sof-Tee Trail Saddle

This ultra-stylish, durable, creative, and high-end Saddle packs a lot of bang for your buck. Weighing in at around $1,269.00, the Cordura Trail designed saddle is designed to maximize the strength of the trail and its riders.

 

This is a lightweight saddle that is ultimately designed from equi-fit fiberglass. The low moose trail saddle weighs in at approximately 25 lbs and has an oil tan front finish.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this overview of Big Horn Cordura saddles.  Remember, the Big Horn Cordura    saddles are designed with the riders in mind.  By creating an ergonomic saddle, riders can pick out the ideal saddle to ride in, whatever their skill or ability level.

Whether they’re light or heavyweight, male, or female, there’s a saddle for everyone.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this review.  Please leave your comments and questions in the box below.  

7 Comments

  • Matts Mom says:

    Ok, I love the look of these saddles. I know that not all saddles are alike. I am wondering, are there certain events where a specific type of saddle is used? For instance, does a barrel racer use a different saddle than say, just an average rider?

  • lisha42 says:

    @Matts Mom: Yes. Western saddles are divided by brand and type. Each type of saddle has a specific function and is designed to accomplish its intended use.

    For instance, a Roper saddle’s function is to help rope the calf during team roping. So one of the most important aspects of this saddle is the horn – which is made extra sturdy because of need for it during the roping event.

    On the other hand, a trail saddle’s horn is more decorative and therefore not as important. However, for trail saddles and endurance saddles, comfort for the rider and horse are important as well as saddle sturdiness.

    So the emphasis is put on the seat and it being a lightweight saddle. I hope I’ve made myself clear. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • lisha42 says:

    @Matts Mom: Yes. Western saddles are divided by brand and type. Each type of saddle has a specific function and is designed to accomplish its intended use.

    For instance, a Roper saddle’s function is to help rope the calf during team roping. So one of the most important aspects of this saddle is the horn – which is made extra sturdy because of need for it during the roping event.

    On the other hand, a trail saddle’s horn is more decorative and therefore not as important. However, for trail saddles and endurance saddles, comfort for the rider and horse are important as well as saddle sturdiness.

    So the emphasis is put on the seat and it being a lightweight saddle. I hope I’ve made myself clear.

  • andrew says:

    Another amazing read! I love the break down of each saddle type and the preference on who they were designed for. Quite often new riders while purchase saddles based on popularity and name brand without looking at what the saddle is designed for. I love your breakdown in relation to each saddle!

  • lisha42 says:

    @Andrew: Thanks for your comment. You’re absolutely right. They pick saddles based on beauty and popularity, instead of the saddle’s function.

  • Hanna says:

    Hi Lisha, this is such a great review! I live in a small town with farms – and horses. I`ve ridden horses.. never realized having a comfy saddle will make a difference. Now i know, and also know where i can read about it. Thanks for sharing this post.

  • lisha42 says:

    @Hanna: Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, saddle comfort is important for the rider, but especially important for the horse. Remember, if the horse is not comfortable, he won’t perform well.

    And he might buck and kick you off his back. Yikes.

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