Ray Archie

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Sina Did a Beautiful Slow Jog as She’d Never Done Before

By Ray Archie / February 9, 2003 /

Hi Gerri,Here’s a first photo of one of my horses (Sina) with the new saddle. She looks rather dirty, I’m afraid as I took the photo when we returned from our first outdoor ride since Christmas. We had frozen ground most of the time or just the upper layer thawd and everything was too slippery.…

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Getting Along Great with the New Saddle

By Ray Archie / April 9, 2002 /

Hi Gerri, I am getting along great with the saddle. It was truly a god sent when my new horse, Raku showed up from Oregon. He is 16-1 and 1200 lbs. I even had to buy this gorgeous custom bridle made by A&M Tack for his big head. The saddle went from a 850lb Arab…

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No Back Sores, Pressure Marks or White Hairs

By Ray Archie / November 12, 2001 /

I have ridden these for 9 years, successfully. The reason they work (at least for my family) is that they conform to the shape of the back as it moves and changes shape. They are not entirely TREELESS. There are two tree pieces, the pommel and cantle, and are connected between the top and bottom…

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Not Only Close Contact; Allows for a Good HUG Too!!!

By Ray Archie / November 2, 2001 /

Just thought I’d send you a picture of my 4 yr. old guy. This was the 1st time I rode him here in CA (last week)….I did ride him several times in KY this summer. Notice he got the PLEASURE of a treeless saddle for the 1st time! I tried all my other saddles on…

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I Loved Feeling the Horse Move Freely

By Ray Archie / October 8, 2001 /

Hi Gerri – many thanks for your emails and updates on the saddle- It came yesterday – just 2 days after your note – finally!!!! I didn’t have a chance to try it on MY horse yesterday – but did try it on a similar shaped and gaited Icelandic horse that I ride frequently with…

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A 15 Mile Ride Surprise No Aches or Pains

By Ray Archie / October 8, 2001 /

Good evening Gerri, I just wanted to tell you thanks for all the help with the saddle. I rode in it this weekend for the first time on a 15 mile ride. To my surprise I had no aches and pains like I usually do in a Western Saddle. Also, my horse had no back…

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It Was So Much More Comfortable for Me

By Ray Archie / October 3, 2001 /

I ran across your website and found it very interesting with a lot of good information. I have had a Bob Marshall saddle for several years, it is a barrel saddle and I love it. I originally got it for an Arab that I was having trouble fitting but found that it has worked on…

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No Sliding No Hot Spots No Sores; Horse Just Loves It

By Ray Archie / September 24, 2001 / Comments Off on No Sliding No Hot Spots No Sores; Horse Just Loves It

I just wanted you to know how much I love my new Endurance Sport Saddle. My leg has healed and I’m back in the saddle. This past weekend, my horse and I traveled to the Green Mountains for some very challenging trail riding terrain. People were stopping to adjust their sliding saddles, but not me.…

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Horse and Rider with the Ultimate Riding Comfort

By Ray Archie / August 1, 2001 / Comments Off on Horse and Rider with the Ultimate Riding Comfort

Hi There, A few months ago, my sweetie bought a treeless saddle from you. It was one of your “Show” models. I had no idea what a treeless was, and was a little apprehensive about it. However, she did a lot of research on the topic and against my better judgment, purchased it. On her…

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A Lady Who Rides with Prince Charles Says She Loves It

By Ray Archie / July 21, 2001 / Comments Off on A Lady Who Rides with Prince Charles Says She Loves It

Dear Gerri, Thanks for your speedy reply. I have always ridden in a 21 inch cut back saddle (on American Saddlebreds) so this western business is new to me. My husband is thinking of having my 2 year-old Saddlebred filly started and trained for the trail (not really what she was bred for) for himself.…

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