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        08-27-2013, 06:07 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I have one and I love love love it! Really, the fitting is not hard at all. There were no reps in my area to help,so I had to do research on what proper fit is on a regular saddle and recreate that with the shims on my saddle.

    It's been great. No soreness issues and I don't even have to cinch my saddle up all that tight. Stays put without a crupper or breast collar (though I use them just because having them doesn't hurt anything).

    We went camping out in the North Dakota badlands this last weekend. Up and down steep cow paths all day. Drop offs and cliffs. Rivers and uneven terrain. Both of us were super comfortable the whole time(outside of the heat).

    A couple of pics. Don't mind my posture. We were just hanging out right then.





    And the terrain.







    Highly recommend these saddles. I can't comment too much on quality. I have an older model and haven't had my hands on the newer ones. But mine is very well made and great quality components.
         
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        08-27-2013, 06:16 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    (stonewalls are well liked and I like the design, but I am not mail ordering a saddle from a company that wants me to bet $400 that the saddle will fit. Sorry aint happening. I wont do business with a company that charges a 20% restocking fee.
         
        08-27-2013, 06:37 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Gettign some feedback on the rep Nowell, I gave. You seems to be a good guy very good at getting horses fit. And doesnt stop till your happy. Take a road trip.

    Join AERC Facebook group we are talking about you now. Quite a few riders in your area with specialized saddles willing to help.
         
        08-27-2013, 06:40 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Oh no. Dallas. The deep black soul sucking city of Texas. The funny thing about this, is this saddle is going to cost me more than what I paid for my horse.
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        08-27-2013, 09:49 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Yeh that's pretty normal., another lady named maribeth yarbrough went through trainign and said she will help you
         
        08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Oh and im like ready to load up the truck and head to NE IL,,,
         
        08-30-2013, 10:10 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    This is my third season with my Specialized Eurolight. I'm very happy with it.
    I agree with Joe, the Customer service directly with the company sucks. But with delays, I finally got it right in the end. I have no rep/fitter around, so I do the fitting myself. I have to very different horses to fit. Some are pretty easy to fit, some not so much. You have to want to learn and fiddle with shims, or get help!

    I find it confortable for both my horses and I. I like that you can place the stirrup leather according to your preference. The quality is OK, not top of the line, but very sturdy and light. You should try one before deciding, some people don't like riding in them.
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        08-30-2013, 04:52 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    I love Abettas, I finally got an older style Abetta trail saddle that acually fits both my horse AND me! I have also ridden in my Aunt's new endurance Abetta, which was very nice. They are affordable too. I had to go through many saddles before I found this one, so I know how you feel. Good luck!
         
        09-02-2013, 03:56 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    What size is your dressage saddle ? And why do you think it wasnt working ?
         
        09-08-2013, 07:32 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    There were two very niced used 17"s on specialized home page, I wanted to look for a wintec first. Shoulda known no store would ever have anything suitable. Course now they are gone.
         

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