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    03-16-2010, 08:50 PM
  #11
Green Broke
You're right KittenVal, it's not necessarily a hard and fast rule. Not EVERY $4,000 saddle is going to the best saddle in the world. After all, I've sat in a few Butets that I wouldn't give $5 for and one very hard Devoucoux (although I've sat in about 4 or 5 other Devoucouxs that were as close to saddle heaven as you could get). And not every $500 saddle is going to be crap. "Comfort" is in the 'seat of the beholder' but I've sat in a ridiculous number of saddles and as a whole I've found that the comfort/quality level of most $2500 and $4000+ saddles are not on the same plane.
     
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    03-16-2010, 09:32 PM
  #12
Trained
Depends on what you want.

I have two Wintec 500 ap - I bought one 10 years ago for $600, and the other about a year ago for $300.

I also have a custom made Peter Nelson stock saddle that was $4,000. It is light years ahead of my wintecs for quality and comfort, but I do still love my wintecs.
     
    03-17-2010, 11:50 AM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by upnover    
You're right KittenVal, it's not necessarily a hard and fast rule. Not EVERY $4,000 saddle is going to the best saddle in the world. After all, I've sat in a few Butets that I wouldn't give $5 for and one very hard Devoucoux (although I've sat in about 4 or 5 other Devoucouxs that were as close to saddle heaven as you could get). And not every $500 saddle is going to be crap. "Comfort" is in the 'seat of the beholder' but I've sat in a ridiculous number of saddles and as a whole I've found that the comfort/quality level of most $2500 and $4000+ saddles are not on the same plane.
Agreed, I used to be a cheap saddle kind of girl because that's all I could afford, until my Collegiate GAVE me the worst injury I've had like in my entire riding career lol. After that I sat in a lot of higher end saddles and dang is my butt ever happy I bought an Antares.
     
    03-17-2010, 09:53 PM
  #14
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Originally Posted by upnover    
"Comfort" is in the 'seat of the beholder' but I've sat in a ridiculous number of saddles and as a whole I've found that the comfort/quality level of most $2500 and $4000+ saddles are not on the same plane.
Ha-ha! Yes, I'm not arguing with that one. Certainly most expensive saddles have good reasons to be expensive. :) I hope to have enough money one day to get the custom saddle.
     
    03-17-2010, 09:54 PM
  #15
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Originally Posted by Void    
Agreed, I used to be a cheap saddle kind of girl because that's all I could afford, until my Collegiate GAVE me the worst injury I've had like in my entire riding career lol. After that I sat in a lot of higher end saddles and dang is my butt ever happy I bought an Antares.
How did that happen? I had very bad fall in Wintec once (saddle broke on me going downhill), but never heard about any problems with other brands.
     
    03-18-2010, 12:45 AM
  #16
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
How did that happen? I had very bad fall in Wintec once (saddle broke on me going downhill), but never heard about any problems with other brands.
Well my horse stopped in the middle of a victory gallop and I tore myself on the pommel down there..... blood everywhere. I thought I was bleeding to death.... if I had gotten to the ER in time I would have needed at least 10 stitches....
     
    03-20-2010, 10:25 PM
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Well my horse stopped in the middle of a victory gallop and I tore myself on the pommel down there..... blood everywhere. I thought I was bleeding to death.... if I had gotten to the ER in time I would have needed at least 10 stitches....
Wow! That sounds very scary! I had such stop in western saddle once, but I just flew forward and landed on my two right next to the horse. I'm glad you didn't bleed to death!
     

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