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post #11 of 21 Old 07-21-2013, 04:23 PM
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Have you taken a look at any used saddles? I used to check endurance.net classified back when I was looking to buy.
I always liked the look of the Sharon Saare's. Their fitting system is very specific as well. Home page The Synergists also have a very specific fitting system. I liked the Desoto too because of the specific fitting but I thought the angles too flat so it may be more to your liking.
The Long Rider's Guild has a nice equipment information page with comments from folks riding long distance. Plus it's just an interesting site with great stories, if you haven't perused it already. Hope it's ok to post other web sites here
Those are just a few that I looked at for a custom fit type tree. I'm sure there are many more. Good luck in your search, hope you find that perfect fit. It is out there


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post #12 of 21 Old 07-21-2013, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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well everybody is riding this weekend, lots of big races going on, Tevis, Vermont, umm at least one other 100 somewhere.
Oh I keep my eyes open, but very rare to find a 17" used. Im leaning towards stonewall or specialized.
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post #13 of 21 Old 07-22-2013, 01:16 AM
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the one in the video has a club foot, I have a couple thousand miles over the last couple years. Been riding in a 17.5 tucker lately and it fits fine, My aussies are 19, Aussi measuremnt , only 18 that fit me was a crestridge, which run very small. 16 specialized was to small. Assuming accurate brand sizing I need a 17 western, 19 aussi.
Sounds like you know what you need.

I always thought the Tucker measurement system was a bit different because of the 1/2 sizes.
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post #14 of 21 Old 07-22-2013, 02:39 AM
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You mentioned Stonewall, have you seen this buy it now on ebay? I don't think I got it linked right, but you could copy and paste to do a search.

18" Stonewall Sport, medium tree, Used

item # is 281114116499

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The Stonewall Company is about a hour from me. I brought an Arab to her for measuring. Jackie is really nice and knowledgeable. I did not get her saddle because I ended up not keeping that horse. The saddle is very basic. It was comfortable, and truely the lightest saddle out there. I don't particularly care for the rigging. But very nicely made saddle.
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post #17 of 21 Old 07-22-2013, 10:19 AM
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The Stonewall Company is about a hour from me. I brought an Arab to her for measuring. Jackie is really nice and knowledgeable. I did not get her saddle because I ended up not keeping that horse. The saddle is very basic. It was comfortable, and truely the lightest saddle out there. I don't particularly care for the rigging. But very nicely made saddle.
What did it weigh?

Just looked it up on the ebay link:

Q: What is the weight of this saddle? Thankyou
A: Hi, sorry for my tardy response. This saddle weighs 15 lbs.

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post #18 of 21 Old 07-22-2013, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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I see its at the dealer, interesting, but only a couple hundred cheaper than new, guess its me Id pay 1600 new with the warranty and fit guarantee before I would pay 1400 for a used one. we shall see, sister is riding horse this evening. see how it goes.
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post #19 of 21 Old 07-23-2013, 09:29 AM
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I trained with a family that used Stonewalls, I rode one a couple of times, and really liked it. You sound like my DH in the saddle preferences, and he liked the Tucker, but I don't need that expensive saddle sitting in the tack room, waiting for the 2 times a year he has time to ride. I ride almost every day, with close to 1000 endurance miles, in a $400 saddle. Obviously my riding parts are not as sensitive......


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post #20 of 21 Old 07-23-2013, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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maybe if yo bought him a gel seat tucker he'd ride more often ? Im thinking stonewall. my sister like the horse, green but stayed on. Gonna go test ride this weekend and if all is well bring him home. Stonewall seems to be coming out on top. Will ride him a bit in my Aussi trailmaster until he bulks up. Horse is underweight and under muscle.
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