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Burrhead    Posted 12-09-2002 at 16:03:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
LH I was out scouting around today at our local saddle shops.

The one was established over 100 yrs ago and is still a family operation, being passed down to a g-g-dotter and her son. They still build saddles and hand make all the tack.

Then I went to the yuppie saddle shops. It never dawned on me that folks in hoss supply business today don't have a clue as to what equipment you need to build the gear you need for working hosses.

Ever saddle shop has plenty of yuppie pleasure saddles and Tiawan tack tho. I even seen a nylon roping saddle. Who in the world would want a neon bright green color coded yuppie nylon saddle.



Cowboy Joe    Posted 12-10-2002 at 09:16:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I own a full basket stamp A-fork saddle which I bought from a young saddlemaker in Pine Bluff, WY. It's got a Mexican horn, 5 inch cantle and oxbows. NO YUPPIE SADDLES FOR ME!


cowgirlj    Posted 12-10-2002 at 08:59:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree with you about the good ol' leather, it even smells better, however most people that use the nylon gear are into endurance riding. The nylon is very lightweight, allowing your horse to finish faster with less wear and tear and able to pass the vet checks. The gawdy colors make the more rider visible.

Not the good ol' cowboy days anymore, but what can ya' say?!
J


ger    Posted 12-10-2002 at 09:46:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have an old saddle here that must weigh 70 lbs takes all a guy can do to get it up on the horses some days it,s handed down for years i don,t know how old it is but once ya get into it , its the most comfortable thing ive sat in in years an i have a very bad back, like crusin in a caddy lol . will never part with it


LH    Posted 12-09-2002 at 16:13:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what ya mean Burr. Seems like all the saddle shops wanna carry anymore are the $2000 silver fitted show saddles, or the budget line cordura. Maybe Im old fashioned, but dammit I still prefer leather on my hosses, and lace on my ladies and not vice versa. I even noticed osme of the name brand saddlemakers are obviously using poor quality leather that will be rotted out in just a few years too


bill b va    Posted 12-09-2002 at 16:28:45       [Reply]  [No Email]

i bought some comdoms today and was told $2.00 +.25 for tacks and i told them i would just tie mine on .


thought ya    Posted 12-09-2002 at 16:41:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
would be tougher than that an try the tacks just use a small hammer an tap lightly lol


ger / hey bur    Posted 12-09-2002 at 16:12:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
my wife an i have a small tack shop here an you wouldn,t belive how popular those nylon (cordura) saddles are , we don,t stock alot of stuff like that mostly every day needs for the horse bussiness but some people come an order stuff i wouldn,t even belive a horse would stand for lol


DeadCarp - saddle question    Posted 12-09-2002 at 20:15:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Really 2 questions -
How well does a nylon saddle or harness hold up compared to leather? And how do they attach the stuff to itself where leather would have rivets?


LH    Posted 12-10-2002 at 04:38:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
From waht ive seen Nylon may hold up a bit better since it wont rot and isnt as prone to mildew. some are reinforced with leather in the stress areas, and they sew with heavy thread rather than rivet


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