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sonata
Mar. 7, 2010, 07:14 PM
Does anyone here use seat savers or should I say butt savers. If you do, what type do you use on long trail rides to keep your butt from being sore.

decorum
Mar. 7, 2010, 09:23 PM
I use one like this and I love it! That on top of a Freeform treeless and it is all cush.
http://www.thedistancedepot.com/Shear_Comfort_Full_Western_Sheepskin_Seat_Saver_p/ftr-scfw.htm

Ann Szolas

JollyBadger
Mar. 7, 2010, 10:28 PM
I ride in a Tucker trail saddle, so I don't need/use a seat saver. Tucker practically builds them in to their saddles. ;)

If you live and ride in a climate where there is even a remote chance of riding in the rain or crossing deep water, you may want to avoid the materials like sheepskin. I know a few people who do have sheepskin seat savers and got caught in a cloudburst while riding and they ended up with very wet butts the rest of the day.:lol:

CoopsZippo
Mar. 8, 2010, 09:40 AM
I ride in a Tucker trail saddle, so I don't need/use a seat saver. Tucker practically builds them in to their saddles. ;)

If you live and ride in a climate where there is even a remote chance of riding in the rain or crossing deep water, you may want to avoid the materials like sheepskin. I know a few people who do have sheepskin seat savers and got caught in a cloudburst while riding and they ended up with very wet butts the rest of the day.:lol:

The simple solution to that is carry a pommel/saddle slicker. They run around $25 and roll up small. Mine just lives in my saddle bags. :D

I ride with one like this...

http://www.equestriancollections.com/product.asp?groupcode=FW00030

PRS
Mar. 8, 2010, 10:16 AM
I used to have Cashel Tush cushion...my husband called it my wussy tushy cushy...anyhow I don't need it anymore because I purchased my sensation hybrid treeless saddle and have no more sore butt issues. Here is a picture of it on my old mare: http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2316384570080191555nLgyPD

pnalley
Mar. 9, 2010, 05:40 PM
I have a sheepskin cover for all my saddles. Love 'em

saddleup
Mar. 9, 2010, 08:43 PM
Ditto on the sheepskin covers. Love them. When I broke my tailbone and could finally screw up the courage to sit in a saddle again, I used two of them. It worked great.

AHorseoffCourse
Mar. 10, 2010, 11:40 AM
I usually don't use a seat saver......but when I do, it's a full cover (goes over flaps). I've used it:

1. on the 4th day of a 4 day multiday, when I thought I my achilles was going to rupture. I was able to take off my half chaps and change my position in the saddle just enough to take the pressure off of it.

2. Teh last 35 miles of my latest 100 miler. It rained for 65 miles and I was CHAFFED and SORE. Put the full seat cover on (it had stopped raining) and it was as blissful as falling into a vat of down feathers (but without the sneezing factor).

I personnal would not get a seat saver, I would invest in a full cover. I find I need the coverage on the flaps, not so much the actual seat of the saddle.

sonata
Mar. 11, 2010, 02:02 PM
Thanks everybody for the suggestions. I had originally asked for a friend of mine thinking she wanted something comfy when she actually wanted something sticky. She decided on full seat britches.

Huntertwo
Mar. 11, 2010, 04:04 PM
I used to have Cashel Tush cushion...my husband called it my wussy tushy cushy...anyhow I don't need it anymore because I purchased my sensation hybrid treeless saddle and have no more sore butt issues. Here is a picture of it on my old mare: http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2316384570080191555nLgyPD

Boy, your mare is majorly shedding in that picture...:)