Corin from Salem, NH
Very happy with my new saddle!
In my quest to find a good trail saddle I bought a Tucker prior to this and returned it: this saddle is more comfortable, fits my horse better, is easier to clean, and it was 1/4 the price! The reg tree fits my appendix well, it is a bit wide so I would bet that a wide is extremely wide. The seat size is VERY cushioned; I normally take a 16 seat and needed a 17 in this saddle.
The seat is also VERY comfortable, but does get a bit hot, a little sweat is worth the comfort it gives on my 15+ mile rides.
The only problem I have had with the saddle is that the inside buckles of the stirrups rubbed my horse's side raw at the canter :-( I had to pad and cover them with fleece and this resolved the problem (it will be VERY difficult to adjust the stirrup length now though). Overall I'm very happy with this saddle and would highly recommend it to fellow trail riders!
kathy tow from ga
3 out of 3 found this review helpful
I bought this saddle for my mutton withered arabian but it best fit on my high withered sway back arabian. The gullet height and the air channel along with the way the bars twist and flatten out in the back make this a perfect fit as long as I use a bridge pad. This saddle is well balanced and puts the rider in the correct position. Best inexpensive saddle I have found!
Kimberly from Austin
17 out of 17 found this review helpful
This saddle is made well and offers comfort for both the horse and rider. The seat is soft, but the memory foam causes it to be a little too warm in hot weather.
gabrielle c heynekamp from polvadera,new mexico
32 out of 32 found this review helpful
only things i would like to change - or have an option for - are the seat and the fenders.the gore tex seat tends to get very hot and sweaty on long rides,same with fenders.so sweaty that it makes you feel you wet your pants...
also the fender bottom where the stirrup hangs ,is so stiff that it is hard on my knees and ankles to keep the stirrup turned right.i had to buy those "stirrup straighteners".
"big horn" synthetic western saddles improved on the fender problem. easy to keep stirrups turned comfortably.their seat is sueded material and also gets warm and sticky.
i would love the option for a slick seat on your endurance saddles!!!used to ride as a wrangler for long hours every day in a western, slick ,hard seat, saddle and never got hot or sore and sweaty.
sincerely,gabrielle heynekamp,p/o box 38, polvadera,nm,87828
ph.575 838 3847
and i recommend every Icelandic horse owner to get an abetta saddle with wide full quarter horse tree as many icies are build like tanks.smaller icelandics would do well with the normal size tree.also the rigging works beautiful for a gaited shortbacked icelandic,especially with your nice crupper ring!!!
the icelandic horse market is growing in numbers with older riders who in general have lots of money to spend and are always desperately looking for good saddle fit..you would have a great marketing opportunity there. right now people do not buy the abettas that much,because they are suspicious about such a good price for a saddle that would fit their expensive horses.
hope this is helpful.keep up the good work!!!!
from Westville, FL
18 out of 18 found this review helpful
Very comfortable saddle, and a great value. I was looking for an all-weather saddle with a comfy seat, and I was pleased to find it as such a good price. Beware: shipping took 5 weeks! You'll love the saddle once you finally receive it!
Coty from Indiana
12 out of 12 found this review helpful
I have riden an Abetta Endurance Saddle for several years. I am an older rider and was riding in much more expensive saddles which were resulting in knee and back pain after a short time on the trail. I purchased the endurance saddle mainly for the light weight and ease of care wash and wear. I found that I could ride for hours in it with no pain. I have added a sheep skin pad to the seat for extra comfort. My horses seem to like it as well with no sore backs or galls after several days out on the trail. I just dont think you can beat this saddle for the money and comfort!
toby from wayne wv
93 out of 98 found this review helpful
I was looking for a comfy saddle and this fit the bill. Reg size fits a medium horse well but the wide would do good on a big horse. I love all the padding on the seat and the 1 inch padding on the stirrups help alot more than I thought. Very nice saddle!
27 out of 28 found this review helpful