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    08-03-2013, 05:03 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Faustinblack    
Hey y'all, I'm looking at buying an english saddle as a primary saddle for endurance. But I'm not too fond of how...kinked english riders legs are. So I was looking at getting a dressage saddle. So, thoughts?
Don't turn away from a "normal" english saddle (versus dressage saddle) because of the stirrup length people choose to ride them in! Dream and Sultan both go in english-type saddles, but with stirrups dropped to dressage length. I generally ride with little to no bend in my knee on trail.

I don't blame you on the not wanting leather to clean front though! Since finding synthetic materials, I am thrilled to have gotten rid of my saddle cleaning products.

I have a synthetic dressage saddle (State Line brand) and an old school wintec pro stock (aka aussie) for sale if you are looking.
     
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    08-03-2013, 05:38 PM
  #12
Weanling
I have an aussie, but its a pain in the butt. The polleys are pretty cool, but I hate the overgirth, it rubs you pretty bad and the stirrup leathers pinch
     
    08-03-2013, 05:39 PM
  #13
Weanling
So, having a shorter 'flap' doesn't matter?
     
    08-03-2013, 05:58 PM
  #14
Weanling
Any one have the wintec pro all purpose?
     
    08-03-2013, 06:34 PM
  #15
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Originally Posted by Faustinblack    
So, having a shorter 'flap' doesn't matter?
It doesn't to me, but everyone is different!


I had to chuckle at your comments on Aussies, as I have only ridden an LD in one once (not my horse so not my tack). I had crazy rubs from the over girth and wondered what on earth I was doing wrong as others seemed to ride in them no problem!

My wintec aussie doesn't have an overgirth and the stirrups attach with normal leathers/webbers like any English saddle, so I guess I will never know why a real Aussie doesn't suit me.
     
    08-03-2013, 06:38 PM
  #16
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Originally Posted by Faustinblack    
any one have the wintec pro all purpose?
I now have a Wintec wide all purpose, but have never actually ridden in it as its still not wide enough for Gamer!!

Not sure that your boy needs a wide tho.. But if so, I have one for sale at a great deal (just looking to get what I paid for it).
     
    08-03-2013, 08:00 PM
  #17
Weanling
Rikki has never narrow withers, though does seem to have the normal Arab back
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    08-03-2013, 10:00 PM
  #18
Foal
I would look at the thorowgood synthetic saddles. They very nice and conformable. I would be worried about riding in a dressage saddle during a trail ride if something came up during the ride. I would look at an all purpose saddle instead. Thorowgood synthetic saddles made in England
     
    08-03-2013, 10:38 PM
  #19
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Originally Posted by bluecharm7    
I would be worried about riding in a dressage saddle during a trail ride if something came up during the ride.
Like what? [And that is a sincere question.]

I am trying to imagine a situation where a dressage saddle would be a disadvantage compared to an all purpose english saddle..
     
    08-03-2013, 10:39 PM
  #20
Weanling
Maybe something breaks and the gear for a dressage is hard to find?
     



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