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Pampas Saddles

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  • Pampas Saddles

    Has anyone tried one? Reviews? Good or bad?

  • #2
    If you are talking about the saddles that the huasos in Chile and the gauchos in Uruguay and Argentina use I rode in one once. I was so saddle sore afterwards because the thick layers of sheepskin spread my legs WIDE (I was around 8 years old.) It did feel a lot softer than an English saddle.

    These saddles have no real tree, they have two wooden cylinders with straps across the back to which they attach the girth and stirrups.


    • Original Poster

      Jackie- Pampas saddles are an endurance type saddle with a kevlar/flexible tree.


      • #4
        Thank you 4horses, it was very interesting.

        It looks like an interesting saddle though it is not like the old type gaucho saddles of Argentina. If I was in the market for an endurance saddle I would certainly be interested.

        Down in the Argentine pampas there used to be a lot of area to ride in and the cattle horses had to cover a lot of ground, so there is an excellent chance that this saddle has been thoroughly checked out on horses' backs.


        • Original Poster

          I decided to pass. The girth is rigged too far back. While the rigging might be fixable by a leather worker, not sure it is worth the effort. The girth falls behind the stirrups. That won't work for my horses.