Big Horn Cordura nylon saddles are engineered for comfort – for rider and horse. They are easy to maintain, lightweight, and comfortable. They have stainless steel hardware that won’t rust, and Cordura nylon is tough enough to stand up to just about any situation. The bottom fleece is designed to wick moisture away from the horse and the Cordura skirts give the horse freedom of movement, and the Cordura fenders are comfortable and allow easy mobility.
Big Horn uses the same high quality tree with their synthetic saddles as they do with their best leather ones and the company makes models suitable for all horses and all riders. The combination of leather on top and Cordura underneath makes for a sturdy saddle that is comfortable and lightweight.
For example, the 15 16 Big Horn Saddle FQHB Cordura is built around a fiberglass-covered wood tree and features Full 7 quarter horse bars. The cantle is 4 inches with leather binding. As for trim, it has Cordura nylon skirts, housings, and fenders with leather conchos. The front and cantle bindings are leather as well, and the leather reinforced stirrup straps have Blevins buckles. It weighs in at a light 18 lbs. It would make a great saddle for trail riding, as an extra, or for breaking colts.
Big Horn Cordura nylon saddles are easy to care for and last a long time, even after taking a beating. They are praised as among the most comfortable saddles to be had, and the suede seat gets praise for its extra ability to hold the rider in place.
By all descriptions, Cordura saddles are well liked by horses, too. They are light and don’t land with such a “thwack!” when put up onto the horse. While there are problems with some brands of Cordura saddles having trees that break, that is not the case with the Big Horn saddles. Big Horn backs that promise up with a 10 year tree guarantee.