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post #1 of 10 Old 11-19-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation HDR Dressage saddle... too good a deal to pass up

I just put an offer in on an HDR dressage saddle. It's synthetic, but they accepted my offer and it's 75% off the original price. I have till midnight to accept the offer.

The saddle is brand new, the tack shop is closing down. Do I take it? It seems too good a deal to pass up. The position I'm in is that I only have my jumping saddle to do dressage work.... even a less than superb dressage saddle has GOT to be better than a forward flap saddle.

Do I click buy? I want to say yes but am having a moment of... what does everyone else think. I know so little of HDR saddles.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-19-2011, 05:55 PM
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Do you know that it fits your horse? Ebay saddles are so tempting, but no deal is a good deal if it ends up not fitting and you can't use it...the saddlery I purchased my saddle from told me they get ebay "deals" in all the time for consignment because they end up not fitting.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-19-2011, 06:10 PM
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I bought a synthetic, HDR AP saddle last year for half price, still have it and have never ridden in it, doesn't fit anyone here, and I've had it out on trial twice and it didn't fit either of those.

My advice pass on it
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-19-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Do you know that it fits your horse? Ebay saddles are so tempting, but no deal is a good deal if it ends up not fitting and you can't use it...the saddlery I purchased my saddle from told me they get ebay "deals" in all the time for consignment because they end up not fitting.

It's actually a local tack shop. Because I'm local I have a week to return it. Another rider has an HDR saddle with the same tree and it fits him. He's in the middle of a medium and wide tree at the moment so I'm leaning towards a wide. I would love an adjustable tree, but nothing in my price range other than a thorogood, which I hated.

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post #5 of 10 Old 11-19-2011, 10:10 PM
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Unless it fits your horse I'd pass personally.

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-22-2011, 03:55 AM
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It's actually a local tack shop. Because I'm local I have a week to return it. Another rider has an HDR saddle with the same tree and it fits him. He's in the middle of a medium and wide tree at the moment so I'm leaning towards a wide. I would love an adjustable tree, but nothing in my price range other than a thorogood, which I hated.
Hey did you try that new T6 they have out now? It's way advanced over the older models that you see on ebay all the time.
I've seen a lot of ppl LOVE that saddle. I really looks like leather and is supposed to be very well built. I think you have to order it from Canada.

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-22-2011, 08:02 AM
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What is T6? New model of Thorogwood (spell)?

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-23-2011, 03:17 AM
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oh I'm sorry I thought the thread was about thorowgood saddles that is the newer t6 I was mistaken in thinking that was what was being discussed.... Ops sorry

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-26-2011, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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I actually do like the T6... I have a trip to Dover planned in a few weeks to see if they'll let me test one out. Primo's a bit of an odd shape. Very high withered but very wide below that. I sent measurement info to Thorowgood... we'll see what they say.

I decided against HDR when I compared the seat against other models, got length of flap measurements and such. Though the reviews are good, a lot said it made a better all round saddle then a dressage saddle. The flaps are more forward. Plus I discovered that the price they were offering me was about fair market value, they really had the prices jacked up so I felt like I was getting a good deal.

I'm also better off getting an adjustable tree or treeless... whole other topic. Both make my checking account run for cover. Nothing like spending 3x the amount for a saddle than you did for your horse. Dear Santa... I need to win the lottery. =)

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-26-2011, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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I should thank everyone for their doubt in the saddle. It seemed so good... 220$ for a saddle, answer to my prayer, but well sometimes you need a better set of judgements.

If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong

And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse
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