Manufacturer: Circle Y
Model: Mississippi Trail Gaiter
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I purchased this saddle through The Horse Saddle Shop for $1,599.00. I spent a lot of time investigating a Tucker saddle, a Big Horn and the Circle Ys. I was looking for a comfortable padded seat for me and a good fit for my horses--one is a peruvian paso, the other is a quarter horse/percheron mix. I wasn't sure about the flex tree, but was willing to give it a try. I imagined it would be the different in human terms...like wearing a flip/flop compared to a wooden shoe.
Likes: I love this saddle, it actually feels better on my quarterhorse than my gaited horse! I have had problems with sore knees for the past two years and with the new technology stirrups...no sore knees!!! The final decision on choosing the Circle Y came down to 22lbs compared to the Big Horn at 30lbs. The Tucker wasn't nearly as comfortable in the seat padding.
Dislikes: The stirrup leathers weren't quite turned enough for me on the first ride, so I put a broom handle in the two stirrups for a couple of days and now they are great. There isn't really anything I don't like about this saddle.
Quality: Well made, nice looking. I received the saddle directly from the manufacturer and when I unboxed it I checked it thoroughly. There were some seams where the seat meets and is stitched to the base of the saddle that could have been more perfectly glued down, but I am a very picky art teacher in my other life.
Summary: Coupled with my Weaver SmartCinch, its a dream setup. I am delighted to have a saddle with "substance" that isn't too heavy for either me or my horses.
Author: Denise Retter, Roseville, CA
Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.
Crestridge Wade Extra Wide Trail Saddles
Kimberley Kimberley Outback Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Black Forest Saddles Rosewood treeless Trail Saddles
Crates #238-4 Trail Trail Saddles
Meleta Brown Freedom Saddle by Crates Crates Trail Meleta Brown Trail Saddles
Circle Y Kentucky Trail Gaiter Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery Clinton Anderson Saddle Trail Saddles
J. Stead Wade Saddle Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddlery Kimberly Trail Master Trail Saddles
Tucker Tucker equitation endurance Trail Saddles
Tucker Endurance generation II Trail Saddles
Abetta Abetta endurance Trail Saddles
Big horn 1637 Voyager Trail Saddles
specialized endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles D9U/ Butterfly Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Corriente Assosiation Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Synthetic Trail Saddle Synthetic Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
James Saddlery Universal Pattern Military Saddle Trail Saddles
CTK saddlery TAS015 - B Trail Saddles