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 all the horses I have ridden. A friend of mine in high school rodeo used it for barrel racing.
She is now in college and wants to begin barrel racing again and is trying to buy it off me. I don’t want to part with it.
I am trying to convince my husband to buy one. He bought another really “good” brand a few years ago and has been having problems with it making his horse sore.
Anyway, I hope you are really still in the distribution of selling these wonderful saddles. And I wanted to ask about a rumor I just heard that “he”, meaning Bob Marshall, is no longer making the saddles and it is changing and all that.
I hope the same saddle is still being made. As I said, I would like my husband to try it and I would kind of like to get the square skirted one if I break down and sell mine. But I certainly won’t sell it if something has changed about them.
I also want to add that I bought the saddle for my horse’s back but what I found was it was so much more comfortable for me too. I have a hip joint that gives me some trouble. One hour in a conventional saddle is very painful, I can ride many hours comfortably in the SS.
Thanks, Maggie Whitlow