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Stacie
Feb. 19, 2011, 07:19 PM
I have both an Equinox and a Celeste by BC and have been reading about the Arabian Saddle Company saddles.
The problem we have is how to fit a man who rides in a 19 in Equinox in a saddle that will work on a horse that takes an 18 inch Celeste. I was hoping maybe the Arabian Saddle company Rubicon or Solstice might work

So, I was wondering whether anyone who has experience with both types of saddle can chime in.

We love our BCs :)

Eddy's Mom
Feb. 20, 2011, 10:44 PM
I have both an Equinox and a Celeste by BC and have been reading about the Arabian Saddle Company saddles.
The problem we have is how to fit a man who rides in a 19 in Equinox in a saddle that will work on a horse that takes an 18 inch Celeste. I was hoping maybe the Arabian Saddle company Rubicon or Solstice might work

So, I was wondering whether anyone who has experience with both types of saddle can chime in.

We love our BCs :)

I do!! I rode in my Arabian Saddle Company Rubicon for a few years before I got a new horse who was too narrow for it. I really did love that saddle, but after having my BC Equinox II now for a year, I am much more comfortable in it because of the straighter flaps and close-contact monoflaps. I also had it custom made to fit me (17" seat and short flaps).

I guess I am a little confused to your question though.. Why doesn't the 19" Equinox work? What are you looking for in the Arabian Saddle that the BC saddles don't have? I loooooved my Rubicon as well and it wore like iron but I love my little saddle greatly.

Stacie
Feb. 21, 2011, 06:58 PM
I was wondering about the comparison of the "footprint" on the horse of the arabian saddle company saddles for a given "butt size" to that of the BC saddles.
The nice thing about the BC saddles are all the customization. I have a celeste that is the most comfortable and balanced saddle I've ever owned.

Eddy's Mom
Feb. 21, 2011, 09:15 PM
I was wondering about the comparison of the "footprint" on the horse of the arabian saddle company saddles for a given "butt size" to that of the BC saddles.
The nice thing about the BC saddles are all the customization. I have a celeste that is the most comfortable and balanced saddle I've ever owned.

Oh I see. Well if it helps any, I had a 17.5 in. Rubicon and it was HUGE. Part of the reason I switched was because I felt like I was swimming in it. It was much better with sheepskin but I didn't like riding with it!

Does that help any?

rmh_rider
Feb. 23, 2011, 08:38 PM
I have ridden in the Solstice since 2002 and still riding in it now.

I have a 32cm (wide in their brand). I have a SUPER SHORT backed arab, wide like a barrel. Rode him, pleasure, dressage, on cows, and in endurance all in the same saddle.

I have a coming 5 yr Rocky Mt horse and she is now wearing the same saddle. She is very flat in her withers, round, bit longer in the back. I wear no breast collar with her. I ride trail, and dressage with it.

I have the 18", wish I could have had a 17.5 to 17.75 but I use a black sheepskin to snug it up a bit. Super comfy saddle. It doesn't ride huge if I don't have the sheepskin on it.

The rocky I sit at all times, that is her gait. IOW I do not post ever, there is no bounce/movement to post to. My arab I posted lots, and also sat since he is not gaited. Very conducive to trotting and sitting to the trot, and sitting to the movement of my gaited horse. Spooks to the left or right, you are on the horse secure in the saddle, so you do not come off.

Very secure seat. It really puts you on the horse, nice and comfy. You can have it flocked also for the perfect fit. My saddle is black smooth leather and is still in very good condition. Has a big channel underneath for air circulation, and wide panels underneath to spread the weight of the rider nicely on the horses back.

With the flat withered Rocky Mt horse, I do not use a breast collar on her. I have ridden some really hilly places, the saddle just doesn't slip. My arab I did due to the speed I was going, and the terrain.

It is just fine to take dressage lessons in. Show in it too.

I bought my saddle from Bev.