Horse Tack Review


Southern Trails Saddle
B-Light Ranch & Trail
Trail Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Southern Trails Saddle
Model: B-Light Ranch & Trail
Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: I was looking for a saddle for my short backed Missouri Fox Trotter. "Normal" saddles were generally too long and the big shoulders/normal back made me nervous about buying an off the shelf saddle. I picked an "elite" saddle for $1800 I got a saddle built to my exact specifications and fit for my horse.

Likes: The best part is the saddle fits properly. No pinches, shoulder clearance is good, bar pressure is even. The whole selection process was great. I sent pictures of the top line and some pictures taken at an angle. Kevin at Southern Trails sent me a template by email. I printed and cut out the template and took a few more pictures with the template on my horses back. He recommended a tree based on that. I also liked that I could get a the seat (17"), leather, tooling, hardware, conchos, etc. however I wanted. Really no limit to what can be added or deleted from the pictures on the website. Price adjusts up and down with whatever you select or delete.

Dislikes: There is simply nothing negative to say about this saddle.

Quality: Leather is thick and soft. No squeks. Stirrups are turned. Fleece is real wool and thick. Stitching is heavy gauge and straight. Basket stamp and border stampings are straight and even. Edges are burnished. Seat is a hard seat and it is very comfortable. Hardware is stainless and heavy duty. Off bilet, latigo, and back cinch are all top quality. This is every bit as good as the better advertised saddles that sell in the high $2K or $3K range. In many ways (hardware, fleece, handwork) it is better.

Summary: This is really incredible quality and service for the money. If you are nervous about buying a saddle over the internet, don't be if you are buying from these guys. I actually got better service and a better fit doing it this way than when I tried to do it in person at a tack store. I can't wait to buy my next one from them.

Rating: 5

Author: M. Rodriguez

Date: 2012-02-24

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