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  1. #1
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    Question Electric saddle rack??

    http://rockies.craigslist.org/grd/2360367741.html

    What exactly does it do? Does it have a motor to make it swing out?
    'Cause mine swings out very easily and it wasn't $1600!!
    "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."



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    Eegads
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    When I saw the title, I had a vision of R2D2 with a GPS following me down the isle to the tack-up area with the saddle, bridle, brushes....
    Last edited by Shine; May. 4, 2011 at 07:15 PM.



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    I think this is pretty cool for those of us that have limited upper body strength due to physical issues.

    If you watch the video it comes out and it comes down.

    Usually my saddles end up dumped on the trailer floor. Saddling the horse is one thing - I've got the swinging motion down pat, so I can get the 50lb western saddle on even tall horses. But just lifting that weight cold, nope.

    $1500 is a lot less than what is would cost me to replace my gear with lightweight versions of the same make and quality.



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    I need one where the saddle hangs from under the saddle rack arm.
    That arm swings out and right over the horse.
    I can lower the saddle right on his back and then unhook it from the saddle rack arm.

    There was an old cowboy that used a pulley from the rafters in the barn to hang his saddle up and when saddling, walk the horse under there and let the saddle down on his back.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    I need one where the saddle hangs from under the saddle rack arm.
    That arm swings out and right over the horse.
    I can lower the saddle right on his back and then unhook it from the saddle rack arm.

    There was an old cowboy that used a pulley from the rafters in the barn to hang his saddle up and when saddling, walk the horse under there and let the saddle down on his back.
    Oh, lord, he must be related to DH.
    The ideas DH comes up with



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    I need one where the saddle hangs from under the saddle rack arm.
    That arm swings out and right over the horse.
    I can lower the saddle right on his back and then unhook it from the saddle rack arm.

    There was an old cowboy that used a pulley from the rafters in the barn to hang his saddle up and when saddling, walk the horse under there and let the saddle down on his back.

    I remember doing that when I was 10 years old! We were determined to ride but we were too short, not strong enough to lift the saddle onto my friend's mare so we rigged a pully system over the barn rafters and did the exact same thing!
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."



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