Horse Tack Review

Submit your reviews! We will be giving away a pair of the HandsOn Grooming Gloves for the best review posted from now until November 31st. Please read the November 1, 2016 newsletter for additional information on how to enter.

Eli Miller
Kentuckian Endurance / Trail
Trail Saddles

For Sale on eBay

For Sale on Amazon

Manufacturer: Eli Miller (View all products by Eli Miller)

Model: Kentuckian Endurance / Trail (View all Kentuckian Endurance / Trail reviews)

Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: I bought this as a Christmas present for me and my horse about 3 years ago. It had crossfire rigging which I hoped would eliminate the girth galls my racking horse routinely got. I got it at G&G Flatshod Farms and paid about $1,000 for it with the breast band and girth.

Likes: I LOVE this saddle and so does my horse. No more girth galls and he moves out beautifully. What I really love is that it only weighs 19 lbs and I have no problems lugging it around and saddling. We do long rides in the Appalachians and this saddle gives me a really secure feeling while still allowing me to feel the horse's movement under me. It's almost like sitting in a pocket. I love the endurance handhold rather than a horn. I had a friend get bruised lungs when his chest slammed into his saddle horn and since I don't rope cattle who needs a horn to poke up in front? It also eliminates getting your bra caught when you're going up a steep hill! (You ladies know what I'm talking about.) The only time I would EVER replace this saddle would be if my butt got small enough to need a smaller size and then I'd get another just like it! It's supremely comfortable!

Dislikes: Nothing

Quality: We took it along on a trip to a professional saddler and he expressed amazement at the softness of the leather!! It's been through rivers and dried out before I could condition it again, and it comes right back to it's normal state. I use a tacky tack pad and nothing else and my horse has no back problems. The handhold is perfect fit for this 60 year old woman. In three years I've never had a problem...ask me again in 20 years!

Summary: If you are looking for a COMFORTABLE trail saddle for you as well as your horse and that is light, yet doesn't hurt your horse's back, you can't go wrong with this saddle! If you're used to a forward seat, it's still doable in this saddle. It may have been designed for a gaited horse, but I don't know why ANY horse would have a problem with it as long as the tree fit his back.

Rating: 5

Author: Pat

Date: 0000-00-00

Usefulness Rating: 4.22078 out of 5.
77 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Click Here To Submit Your Own Review

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting

Tex Tan Seminole Trail Saddles
Stage Coach West Bar J Southfork Trail Saddles
CTK Sycamore Creek Saddle TASA016-D Trail Saddles
High Horse trail saddle by Circle Y 2010 trail saddle 3 way rigging Trail Saddles
High Horse Trail Saddle by Circle Y Trail Saddles
Specialized Saddles Endurance and Western style Trail Saddles
Fabtron Lady Trail Supreme Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Gaited Western Endurance Plantation Saddle Trail Saddles
Circle Y Omaha Flex2 Saddle Trail Saddles
Tucker Endurance Trail Saddles
Steele Custom Saddles Mountaineer Trail Saddles
CTK TASA01-A Trail Saddles
Denham Saddlery Plantation saddle with horn Trail Saddles
national bridle lite rider Trail Saddles
Trailwise Endurance Elite Trail Saddles
Shenandoah Trail Saddles
Stonewall Saddle Company Stonewall classic 14 inch Trail Saddles
Fallis Balanced Ride Trail Saddles
Circle Y Trail Gator Endurance Trail Saddles
Simco "Deluxe" trail saddle 8695 Trail Saddles