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post #1 of 11 Old 11-16-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question *English saddle???????

What do you think of this 18" english saddle? Comes with girth and saddle pad. All for $100 -- good deal? The owner say's that she has used it on anything from a narrow arabian to a WIDE draft...

good deal? never bought a english saddle! lol

thanks!

NOTE: i ride in a 15 or 16 inch Western saddle... would 18 inch english be good for me? I have heard you move TWO sizes UP? :)
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-16-2012, 05:52 PM
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You'll swim in it. Which are you more comfortable in--the 15" Western or the 16" Western? If you slide around in the 16" western, get a 17" English. If you barely fit the 15" Western, get a 17 1/2" English.
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It looks more like an endurance type than full English, also looks kind of wide to me.

I hate seeing saddles set down like that, what do you want to do in your English saddle, how much English riding will you be doing?
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Are you sure that's an English saddle? I can't quite tell from that angle, but it looks like it might be a paragon saddle, which are often cheap Indian junk. Not saying this one is, as there aren't enough pics or details to know for sure. If it is, then it's not a god deal even if it does fit you. They're also sized differently, as far as I remember.

Here's a recent thread that might help you on sizing.
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And nothing will fit everything from a narrow Arabian to a wide draft. Do you know what size tree your horse needs?
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personally, I would keep looking, I would find a smaller size like 16" or 15.5". I used a 11.5" english saddle when I was ten on my 15.3hh. horse. I used a 14" western saddle on the same horse. I would contact the seller and ask for a 2-week trial. hope you find a great saddle!
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personally, I would keep looking, I would find a smaller size like 16" or 15.5". I used a 11.5" english saddle when I was ten on my 15.3hh. horse. I used a 14" western saddle on the same horse. I would contact the seller and ask for a 2-week trial. hope you find a great saddle!
Your 11.5" saddle may have been mis-measured or this was a typo. My 8-year-old rides in a 16", though she should ideally have a 15.5" (room to grow). There's no way you fit in a 11.5" saddle as a 10-year old.

Horsecrazy, if you're currently riding comfortably in a 15 or 16" Western, then you need at least a 17" English, or maybe a 17.5", as Corporal suggested.
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personally, I would keep looking, I would find a smaller size like 16" or 15.5". I used a 11.5" english saddle when I was ten on my 15.3hh. horse. I used a 14" western saddle on the same horse. I would contact the seller and ask for a 2-week trial. hope you find a great saddle!
An 11.5" saddle? Umm... you do know that a saddle for your barbie horse is not meant for humans right?

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That saddle looks quite wide to me. It is possible it fit an arab becuase a lot of arabs have very wide withers, the so-called "mutton withers". But, that does not mean that that saddle actually FIT the arab. it looks to have a wide and moderately flat angle, so while it might be wide enough , it might be too flat for an arab's shoulder/back.

I bet the owner is just tring to get rid of it, and will be delighted if you take it off her/his hands. Then, getting rid of it becomes YOUR problem.
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-06-2012, 03:34 PM
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I'd pass. You can find a better saddle for $100 that doesn't look so cheap. And wide.
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