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I got a "new" saddle - a Steele Old Timer

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  • I got a "new" saddle - a Steele Old Timer

    I have had major saddle fitting issues - my Billy Cook Trail 1546 left marks on my gelding. It is currently at BC to be evaluated.

    I wanted to get something else to ride with and am wanting to ride in a beginner endurance ride at the 7IL Ranch on January 2nd - it is 12.5 miles so I was looking!

    I found this Steele Old Timer in Louisiana and went to try it. I picked it up yesterday. It is 9 years old so it has seens ome miles. It came with a neoprene girth, a back flank cinch and a gel saddle pad all for $500. Woo Hoo. I do want to get a fleece seat and endurance stirrups. I currently ride in Crooked Stirrups but understand I won't need with with the Steele.

    It has rained buckets so I haven't been able to get out to the barn to ride. Maybe tomorrow!
    Logging Miles with the Biscuit 530.5 Miles for 2011 visit my trail riding blog at www.dashingbigred.blogspot.com

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    I hear that is a nice saddle and you got it for 1/3 the price, good job


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    • #3
      So......have you tried it out yet?

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        I rode in the arena a few days ago and it rides nice - it did roll on Red somewhat though - I think it is the neoprene girth because saddles generally don't roll on Red. The cantle is taller than my Billy Cook and that will take some getting used to. When I am standing on the ground, the Steele saddle's cantle is taller than my head! I will have to get used to swinging my leg higher both mounting and dismounting.

        I am supposed to go riding with some friends afterwhile providing the weather is not the total pits. Yesterday it was a misting rain all day and it looks the same today.

        The price on the Steele was one that I just couldn't pass up - even if I don't keep the saddle for a long time. I am hoping to shrink out of it!
        Logging Miles with the Biscuit 530.5 Miles for 2011 visit my trail riding blog at www.dashingbigred.blogspot.com

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          I would check fit if it is rolling from side to side, unless he is built like a barrel

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            #6
            I put a cotton girth on him and it didn't roll like with neoprene! It still slips somewhat. Red isn't built like a barrel but he is a pretty good sized ol' boy.

            I like the saddle but would like to find someone with a Frontier or Outlaw Steele saddle that would like to trade!

            I rode in it Sunday and it is a very nice saddle - but the pommels are not the size I am used to on a western saddle so that will just take some getting used to!!
            Logging Miles with the Biscuit 530.5 Miles for 2011 visit my trail riding blog at www.dashingbigred.blogspot.com

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