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post #11 of 32 Old 08-27-2013, 06:07 PM
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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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post #12 of 32 Old 08-27-2013, 06:16 PM
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(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.

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post #13 of 32 Old 08-27-2013, 06:37 PM
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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.
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post #14 of 32 Old 08-27-2013, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Oh no. Dallas. The deep black soul sucking city of Texas. The funny thing about this, is this saddle is gonna cost me more than what i paid for my horse.
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post #15 of 32 Old 08-27-2013, 09:49 PM
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yeh thats pretty normal., another lady named maribeth yarbrough went through trainign and said she will help you
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post #16 of 32 Old 08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
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oh and im like ready to load up the truck and head to NE IL,,,
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post #17 of 32 Old 08-30-2013, 10:10 AM
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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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post #18 of 32 Old 08-30-2013, 04:52 PM
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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!
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post #19 of 32 Old 09-02-2013, 03:56 AM
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what size is your dressage saddle ? and why do you think it wasnt working ?
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post #20 of 32 Old 09-08-2013, 07:32 PM
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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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