Since I have been cutting, I knew I needed a new saddle. I have been looking around and asked a bunch of people what they use. Jardi and Charlene and Susan use Vic Bennets. I have tried them and they are okay, but I like Jardi's older one but not her new one, Susan has the same as Jardis new one, and Charlene's is a little different. I don't mind them but wanted to see what else there was.
I have heard from numerous people a Teskey saddle isn't good. I haven't heard anything good about them fitting a horse, so I am staying away from them. There are also Billy Cooks, and I don't think they are too bad, but I didn't really like them. Also RooHides, they are really popular, but I think they sit quite wide and since they are sooo soft I have heard trainers say they just don't hold up to people who want to ride every day. Although that is what Guy Heintz was using.
So I was at the ACHA clinic and a bunch had these Sean Ryon saddles, so when I got home I looked them up and see they are only sold in Texas but they look really nice, but I was pretty sure I wouldnt be able to get one cause I didn't want to order and have one come and not like it.
Then Saturday March 26, Charlene and I headed up to Irvine's Tack and Trailer to buy jeans and look at boots. I got a set of four Professionals Choice Elite boots for $99!!! They were on clearance cause the package has changed. Anyway they mostly had Teskey and I didn't want one, so we headed to K & K Livestock in Strathmore where we do most of our tack shopping.