The Abetta Saddle
What can I say about the Abetta saddle? I can’t say enough. As a satisfied owner, I think it’s one of the neatest saddles made.
- Made in the US
- Environmentally friendly
- Ralide ® saddle trees
- Reasonable Price (I paid $350. for mine eight years ago)
- Four star rankings
A Bit of My Story:
I’d been given a saddle for a birthday even though I didn’t have a horse at the time. I had hope that I would own one someday. That dream day came, but the saddle I had was way too big for my petite mare.
I had no idea what to buy, the thought of buying one period kind of put a damper on the horse buying experience. Now I had to put some thought into the purchase, figure this out on my own. When my folks bought my pony for me the saddle and bridle had come with the pony.
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A Call for Help:
In my limited education about saddles and what to buy and how to go about it came to my mind, I turned to my friend. She was a horsewoman of considerable knowledge and was more than willing to help me out in choosing the right one.
When I showed her the saddle that I had, she didn’t hesitate to tell me it was too big for my little mare. I kind of had already figured that out.
In her next sentence she told me about the Abetta saddle.
She said they were made to fit the horse, which most saddles are, but the difference with this brand is they also don’t weigh much.
I, being an “older lady”, the sound of a light saddle was what I liked to hear.
More Product Description:
- Lightweight at 17lbs. Even I can lift that small of a saddle onto my horse. The birthday saddle I owned was probably around 40 lbs. or more. For me it was heavy, awkward, and I know I wouldn’t be able to lift it up on a horse.
- My Abetta is a 16″ Flex-Regular Quarter Horse Tree
- The silver D rings are stainless steel. The silver conchos are engraved
- The bell-shaped stirrups are a safety feature built to keep your boots in place and are easy to adjust
- The saddle seat is Cordura nylon which boasts to be scratch resistant
- Easy to clean
- The seat is Acu-Suede and is so comfortable, keeps me in place on the saddle
It’s not hard to keep your Abetta saddle clean, just wiping it down with a soft cloth now and then is probably all it needs. Once in a while you may want to scrub it with a soft brush too.
I lived on the rainy side of Washington state growing up. Most of the time I didn’t ride in the rain because I didn’t want to ruin my leather saddle I had for my pony, Blackie. With the Abetta saddle I don’t have to worry about the moisture. Another benefit that takes care of this possible problem is the Abetta is made with closed-cell foam and it will not soak up the water. So go ahead, ride in the rain. Just take some precautions that are covered in this post found here.
The Abetta does have some leather points. The saddle horn is wrapped in leather. The rosettes are made of leather as well. Abetta makers have lined the nylon rigging with leather to keep it smooth and non-slipping. The stirrups have leather lining them also to assure more strength.
My exact saddle is the Cordura with Fleece Bottom and Flex Tree with a 16″ seat. I purchased a saddle pad to go with it. It’s purple mostly. The price range for both a saddle and pad is reasonable at $400. eight years ago. They are not as expensive as some of the leather saddles.
Other Models and Prices:
There are other kinds of Abetta saddles too, like barrel racing and endurance, trail, and for the young rider. So it covers about every type of riding you may want to do.
I saw Abetta saddles ranging from $498.36 to $1,258.32 and I believe these were sale prices.
What is your style of riding?
There isn’t just one type of endurance saddle, but several styles to choose from.
The same goes for the trail and barrel racing styles. The saddles all range from seventeen to eighteen pounds or so and are made in America.
In Conclusion, Sitting in the Saddle:
When I am mounted on the saddle, it is comfortable. Don’t you like to sit in a saddle that makes you feel confident? It is almost a snuggle fit and a feeling of safety. I will stay in the seat if my horse decides to spook at something.
Does this sound like a saddle you could fall in love with? It’s the perfect saddle for the older person or a young child. They can saddle their own horse with confidence and live the dream of being a horse person. I like being able to saddle my own horse, living the cowgirl life and this saddle helps me live that dream.
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