I>Just wondering if anyone had heard of Simco as a saddle manufacturer,
>if they are good saddles, subsidiary of another group, how the saddles
>stack up to other saddles?
I used a Simco saddle for the last 16 years and was please with it. Sold it
last winter as the fleece was wearing thin and nails/staples began to emerge
through the fleece. I will admit that I did use it hard, but I felt it held
up well. No tree problems, good fit on most horses, excellent fit for me,
good leather, good stitching, and good appearance. I have seen more expensive
models that probably would have held up even better. Now....I have ridden in
another model Simco that was less expensive and I didn't like it at all.
Leather dried out too quickly and lost its shape, fleece wore thin, saddle fit
on most horses was poor, and not comfortable as saddle tended to tip forward
on a horse. Simco saddles have been around for years, and seem to hold their
Rita in Illinois