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Anyone see a saddle like this before?

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  • Anyone see a saddle like this before?


    It's a two seater!! It just looks very odd to me, and cheaply made but I guess I could see it being a good option instead of a buddy saddle? Just something interesting...
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  • #2
    I've only seen the English version - in a French magazine. The article talked about an instructor riding with fearful students to teach them to get the feel for canter etc
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    • #3
      I remember seeing these in the cheap western catalogs perhaps 15 or so years ago. Also the buddy seat that you could add to your western saddle, but was removable.

      I'd think you'd need a pretty long backed horse to make this work!


      • #4
        I agree, I think you would have to have a long, flat backed horse to make that work! I think it would be much easier to get a buddy seat that can be removed when not in use.
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        • Original Poster

          An english version?! Off to google.... and yeah that thing is digger than the arabs I usually ride and my TWH, but I do know a lady with a few massive warmblood style walking horses that it would probably fit on... I have to wonder if it would inhibit mobility though. Of course, I doubt you would put something like that on a horse and then go jump fences or do grand prix dressage....
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          • #6
            I think National Bridle Shop in Lewisburg, TN had these developed and used to sell them. Haven't seen one in a while though.
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            • #7

              There's a saddle seat one. I've only seen pictures of them being used. Usually with little kids that are nervous or need to have the feel of a certain gait while a professional helps them through it.
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              • #8
                I have seen the English type, but it is detachable, not fixed.

                I have not seen that western one and it looks stuck to the regular saddle.
                The stirrups look to be hung way too far back, would be best not to have any there for the buddy seat.

                Guess that there is nothing new under the sun, is there.
                If someone can think of it, someone else can build it.


                • #9
                  Can't say that I have. There is always a first though! Very interesting


                  • #10
                    I've seen them for little kids but these are the first I've seen that are meant for ADULTS. Frankly if you need a two seater you are just not quite ready to ride a horse yet.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by summerhorse View Post
                      I've seen them for little kids but these are the first I've seen that are meant for ADULTS. Frankly if you need a two seater you are just not quite ready to ride a horse yet.
                      Is there a saddle with a back seat intended for adults posted in this thread? In both the saddle in the OP and the saddleseat version in post 7, the second seat is obviously intended for a child.


                      • #12
                        If you read the text that accompanies the OP's link, it says it is for a child to ride behind. You may not have noticed, but the 'back seater' stirrups are much shorter.
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                        • #13
                          Actually, that's the limousine version...
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                          • #14
                            They're even jumping in it! Adult version


                            And a different design for children under 6
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                            • #15
                              Ooooo!! I like the under 6 version! That leaves the adult in the right position, but lets a small child come along for the ride (over the withers). The with your arms on either side of the child, you could effectively control both child and horse!