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  • M. toulouse aachen dressage saddle double leather wear
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    01-26-2012, 12:03 PM
  #1
Weanling
Saddles

I'm looking for some input on dressage saddles. I'm looking to get a nice used one for about $800-$1000. I have a typical high withered TB - what brands would you suggest that are best for all 'roud fit and, comfort, and durability for a good price?

Thanks!
     
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    01-26-2012, 03:23 PM
  #2
Showing
You still have to try before you buy. But out of new ones in your price range I'd try M Toulouse and Collegiate (I'd suggest Thornhill I own and really like, but it's designed towards wider horses). Out of used ones I'd look into Stubben, Kieffer and Passier.

There are other nice ones you can get used: KN, Courbette, County (if you are lucky).
     
    01-26-2012, 03:53 PM
  #3
Weanling
Thanks!!
     
    01-27-2012, 11:10 AM
  #4
Weanling
I have a Schleese that I bought used because it could be fitted to my TB. They tend to be more expensive, even used, but a friend of mine managed to find a used one for $900.
     
    01-27-2012, 11:56 AM
  #5
Banned
Another vote for Collegiate.
     
    01-27-2012, 12:33 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I looooove my M Toulouse Aachen, and it's in your price range too. VERY nice soft and already broken in "double leather". I've heard it will wear out faster than the printed leather, and I know from experience that it "wrinkles" easily, but I still love it and the thing feels like I am sitting in a COUCH

Pelham Saddlery: M. Toulouse Aachen Dressage18.5 XW

Here's Sandie and I doing a test in it
     
    01-27-2012, 02:36 PM
  #7
Weanling
I followed that link and Pelham seems to have a really good selection of used saddles. I think that's my new favorite store!
     
    01-27-2012, 02:47 PM
  #8
Started
If your horse has HIGH withers - please look for a saddle with a cutback head. Huge difference in fit. ;)
     
    01-27-2012, 02:49 PM
  #9
Started
For reference I have a Kieffer and absolutely love it and it fits my horse like a dream which makes me beyond happy.

Here is my boy with his saddle:


And without so you can see the withers i'm talking about:
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    01-27-2012, 09:47 PM
  #10
Yearling
I ride a high withered TB, and my KN fits her very well. Also very comfortable for me!
     

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