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post #41 of 67 Old 02-01-2013, 06:20 PM
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According to their website, there aren't any sales reps in IL, but you may be able to connect with someone through the Yahoo group:

specializedsaddles : specialized saddles
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post #42 of 67 Old 02-01-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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According to their website, there aren't any sales reps in IL, but you may be able to connect with someone through the Yahoo group:

specializedsaddles : specialized saddles
Thanks!!

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post #43 of 67 Old 02-02-2013, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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After some research, I have concluded that it is in fact an older model specialized saddle. I found a site that sells new shimming materials, so that is awesome.

Fitting Inserts - Specialized Saddles

I have been watching some of the videos as to the hows and whys of fitting them. It doesn't look too difficult. I am looking to find someone to come and help with fitting, but endurance isn't exactly huge in northern IL and finding someone is proving difficult. I may end up with no choice but going it alone.

I'm buying the saddle tomorrow. I am going to see if I can get it for $225 since it is missing the shims. I already know that I would have had to get knew ones anyway, but the shop owner is clueless, so I'll just make my position that way. Plus I have to buy a new cinch then. The one that looks nice to me is $100. As well as a new saddle pad which is in the range of $110 or so. We'll see. Maybe I'll hate trying to shim it and sell it. I'm so excited!!

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post #44 of 67 Old 02-02-2013, 01:47 AM
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Please hate shimming it. For me :)
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Here are the bootie pads that a lot of people use with them: BootiePads
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Here are the bootie pads that a lot of people use with them: BootiePads
I'll do my best to hate it. Haha. Oh, that is cool! At least it is only $50 than the other one. That's my life now. I can say "Well I saved this much money on the saddle so I get to spend such and such amount on accessories." Not that ever stopped me before...
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post #47 of 67 Old 02-02-2013, 01:57 AM
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You're still going to hate the saddle. Where's Joe4d when I need him? Tell her how terrible these saddles are now and how she should sell it!
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Lol I'm having a hard time with that mentality right now. I figure I found a saddle for $250, so I should get to spend all the money I COULD have spent on a saddle on other accessories and ride entries. Except... I didn't spend all that money on the saddle because I don't have it. Hahaha oh the difficulties of being a horse-lover.
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Or.... more like the difficulties of my poor husband being married to a horse-lover.
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sorry, like I said women riding Arabians tend to like them. But yeh if Ida seen it in the store for that price I woulda bought it just to resell/trade.
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