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Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket

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On The Road Again
Reg. Feb 2006
Posted 2013-11-25 8:58 AM
Subject: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket


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Caldwell saddle owners, who has the rocket tree and/or the ultra rocket? How do you know which one to buy, without putting each on your horse? How many horses really require an 8" gullet?
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Kaycee
Reg. Jun 2005
Posted 2013-11-25 9:31 AM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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I have a Rocket and have found it fits all the horses but one mare that is mutton-withered, which she would use a ProMax. I think the gullet on a Rocket fits most horses. Maybe 10% would use an UR.
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Quick3
Reg. Jun 2004
Posted 2013-11-25 9:58 AM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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I have a Rocket on the way to me NOW!!  I can't wait to get it.  I have no real input just yet.....just wanted to brag a little!  lolol   
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TurnLane
Reg. May 2007
Posted 2013-11-25 10:00 AM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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I cant imagine there are that many that are that huge but my friend has one- and it fits like a glove. She LOVES it! 
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brushycreekfarm
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2013-11-25 4:30 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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I have a Promax and a Rocket. They are both great saddles.Caldwells are wonderfully made.
..however...my mare likes the Promax better....so the Rocket has been put up for sale. 
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TurnLane
Reg. May 2007
Posted 2013-11-25 4:55 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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brushycreekfarm - 2013-11-25 4:30 PM I have a Promax and a Rocket. They are both great saddles.Caldwells are wonderfully made.

..however...my mare likes the Promax better....so the Rocket has been put up for sale. 

I agree. Wonderfully made. I have a unique ProMax all around for sale on this site.  
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barrelracinbroke
Reg. Jun 2004
Posted 2013-11-25 8:52 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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Kaycee - 2013-11-25 7:31 AM I have a Rocket and have found it fits all the horses but one mare that is mutton-withered, which she would use a ProMax. I think the gullet on a Rocket fits most horses. Maybe 10% would use an UR.

Agree.....I don't see too many that have to go wider than the ProMax or Rocket.  I think with one of each you could fit about 80% plus or more horses with some padding changes. ProMax being more for flat backed horses and Rocket more withered horses.

I actually have a pretty darn big gelding (15.3h/1250lbs) and I have to shim the Rocket in the front. But, it fits him well from mid back through the loin. Whereas the TG was way too narrow (but fits my young narrow horse). So, they are plenty wide for the majority of horses. 
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Kaycee
Reg. Jun 2005
Posted 2013-11-25 8:55 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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On the road again, I see you are from Ga. can you not go to Caldwell and see what they have or do you live too far from Toccoa? Just a thought... 
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SG.
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2013-11-25 9:14 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket


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barrelracinbroke - 2013-11-25 8:52 PM
Kaycee - 2013-11-25 7:31 AM I have a Rocket and have found it fits all the horses but one mare that is mutton-withered, which she would use a ProMax. I think the gullet on a Rocket fits most horses. Maybe 10% would use an UR.
Agree.....I don't see too many that have to go wider than the ProMax or Rocket.  I think with one of each you could fit about 80% plus or more horses with some padding changes. ProMax being more for flat backed horses and Rocket more withered horses.



I actually have a pretty darn big gelding (15.3h/1250lbs) and I have to shim the Rocket in the front. But, it fits him well from mid back through the loin. Whereas the TG was way too narrow (but fits my young narrow horse). So, they are plenty wide for the majority of horses. 

I agree.  I just don't think there are that many barrel horses that need an ultra
Remember your saddle pad  with a good fitting saddle you don't need that 1"+ pad 
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barrelracinbroke
Reg. Jun 2004
Posted 2013-11-25 9:18 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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SG. - 2013-11-25 7:14 PM
barrelracinbroke - 2013-11-25 8:52 PM
Kaycee - 2013-11-25 7:31 AM I have a Rocket and have found it fits all the horses but one mare that is mutton-withered, which she would use a ProMax. I think the gullet on a Rocket fits most horses. Maybe 10% would use an UR.
Agree.....I don't see too many that have to go wider than the ProMax or Rocket.  I think with one of each you could fit about 80% plus or more horses with some padding changes. ProMax being more for flat backed horses and Rocket more withered horses.



I actually have a pretty darn big gelding (15.3h/1250lbs) and I have to shim the Rocket in the front. But, it fits him well from mid back through the loin. Whereas the TG was way too narrow (but fits my young narrow horse). So, they are plenty wide for the majority of horses. 
I agree.  I just don't think there are that many barrel horses that need an ultra

Remember your saddle pad  with a good fitting saddle you don't need that 1"+ pad 



Oh look, it's the person responsible for starting my Caldwell addiction ten years ago (and I love you for it SG)!!
 
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SG.
Reg. Sep 2003
Posted 2013-11-25 9:30 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket


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gritt
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2013-11-25 9:45 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket



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I have an ultra rocket. brought it when he was 4 and got it when he was 5. He is 16.2 and stout. Also has high withers. the ultra works on him but also have used a rocket and it was fine as well.
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On The Road Again
Reg. Feb 2006
Posted 2013-11-26 1:59 PM
Subject: RE: Caldwell Rocket versus Ultra Rocket


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If I get an ultra rocket and it's too wide, is it bad to use a thicker pad? I am close to their shop, but the few I've found are used on here. I would feel obligated to buy a new one from them if I get her to look at my horse.
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Horse444
Reg. Aug 2015
Posted 2015-08-30 3:18 PM
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Thanks. Very informative.
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marryhe
Reg. Sep 2015
Posted 2015-09-18 2:18 AM
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