I guess I don't know the answer to that. I have just sat on em and if they fit I ride em. When I was busitn cattle out of the mountains many moons ago in eastern Oregon, I was given a 16 inch western stock that weighed a ton, but it was comfortable and shadow didn't seem to mind it much. Later when I was exercising horses for a race barn ,they gave me a postage stamp with stirrups. When I started conditioning horses for endurance, I used my 12 inch McClellan and was fairly happy with that. Thus I have the same problem as you do cause I am looking seriously at an aussie endurance saddle and I have no Idea what size I sit. Racing will be new to me as well. I am breeding endurance horses ,so I may as well ride em in the races. I wish you luck and I'll pray for the best of luck (blessings) on your rides. Lets stay in touch if you don't mind, maybe we can trade experiences. I'm sure I will provide light entertainment LOL You may want to call a local saddlery shop in your area about the sizing questions Or google it under ask .com.
Have a wonderful and blessed day
Looked at a used saddle & the stirrup leather keeper & sweat flap had "Euro Saddlery Co stamped on it. VERY lightweight, all synthetic including billet straps. Anyone ever heard of this? An Internet search was inconclusive. The woman bought it at an auction, and as a Western rider, knows little more about this saddle.
Has anyone out there tried the Parelli hybrid "Cruiser" saddle with the Theraflex pad and shim system? Would love to get some input!! Thanks!!
Hello, I just joined this discussion. I have been looking at quite a few different Saddles. I have rode since I was 3 and am 48. Allot of Bearback Riding during those years. I liked Boz's ideas on a balanced ride. I do endurance Trail Riding. This is the question, do you think the Saddle is worth the money? I would be more interested in the Saddle with all Leather, not the Sheep Skin, so we are looking at about $3500. I think it's really pricey. Also, I made the mistake of actually speaking to Boz ( 15 Min. of my life I won't get back ) he just about turned me off on buying anything from him. I'm not at all against buying a used Boz Saddle for cheaper then new and seeing if it will work for me. You can't find them. That says something about the Saddle. Any opinion would be helpfull.
I had never heard of a Boz saddle! I am going to research it. I have recently ordered a Sharon Saare saddle and am waiting on it. I do have an Allegany Mountain Trail Saddle Renegade Endurance saddle for sale if anyone would be interested. It is a 17" with their D bar. It no longer fits my horse!