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  • Riders Choice Saddles

    Ever hear of them or see them? According to everything I can find, they are a manufacturer for many of the bigger saddle companies and this is their wholesale, name brand. I am looking to buy a lower priced leather or partially synthetic saddle to lightly hack in. I stumbled across this saddle and it caught my interest:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/RIDERS-CHOICE-16...item5ad54f59ed
    Gone gaited....

  • #2
    I did a search and came up with a few things:
    http://forum.horsetopia.com/tack-app...e-saddles.html

    OTOH, I found a few forums where people really liked theirs..
    MnToBe Twinkle Star: "Twinkie"
    http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f...wo/009_17A.jpg

    Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

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      #3
      I saw the same comflicting reviews too . Maybe it's not worth the chance, but their return policy seems pretty standard.
      Gone gaited....

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      • #4
        I'm not an expert on saddles. That's why I asked a million questions on here before deciding on a saddle, but it is very nice looking.

        The return policy is 14 days - but to get a true feel of an endurance/trail saddle you really need to get out and ride in it for a few hours, as that is how long a real ride would be.

        I bought an Aussie and thought it felt great at first, but at around the 1/2 hr. mark, I started to feel sore,so I returned it. Rode in it a few times, so I'm sure the company is not going to give me a full refund and that is understandable.

        Could you find a strictly Endurance Forum and post the picture?? Yahoo seems to have any and all forums...
        MnToBe Twinkle Star: "Twinkie"
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        • #5
          I recently saw a used one for sale at a local tack shop. It looks fairly well made and decent quality for the price. It looked to be equal to the quality of my Fabtron. I think I would give it a try. It would take trying it on the horse to know for sure.
          Just cause you move to Texas, doesn't mean you are a Texan. After all, if a cat puts her kittens in the oven, It doesn't make them Bisquits.

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          • #6
            I have seen the Riders Choice Saddles many times.

            They are a 400.00 Saddle, nothing fancy, they use American Cowhide, American Made Trees (I think that model has a Ralide) and American Labor, they will need a Good Oiling the day you get it and another Good Oiling about a month later.

            I have no indication or feel that they are bad or will fall apart.

            I do agree with one thing, the stirrups might be a little forward for some people, after all it is a Barrel Tree with the Horn cut off, but so are many of the other Big Name Brands that sell for under 600.00

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