So recently, my trainer has been telling my mom after every lesson I need a horse. So my mom is getting more serious about it and looking around on equine and dreamhorse.com as well as asking around. We've come across a lot of good jumpers that would take me to 4' for under $10,000. (you gotta love some things about that cruddy economy lol)
However, my trainer has been talking to us a lot about getting a saddle. She no offense is pretty into spending away. And has called on a saddle lady to come by the barn saturday and measure me so that she can order a custom made saddle. She tells me I need a custom made extra long flap because of my leg length. (I'm 5'9). With a narrow seat. And she says all the saddles and leather were imported from france(mmkay....) and aparrently my trainer already schedule her to come soley for me(and she has to drive an hour) yet my mom and I never even said we wanted to order a saddle right then. She simply asked about costs and how it would improve my riding.
My mom asked how much and my trainer said cashually "around 3,500-4,000" pardon me??? I go to the tack store and sit in some perfectly comfy saddles for $800-$2000. The price for a custom saddle is half the of the price of a horse. And honestly I could care less about a custom made saddle when compared to a horse. There are other saddles at the barn that I do fine in. Yet she makes it seem mandatory lol. She seems to be pushing both getting that horse and getting a custom made saddle made in europe lol. And we cannot afford both in the same time period.
Idk, what do you think? And how much did you have to pay for your english saddle?