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    03-15-2011, 11:45 AM
Best cross country saddle?

Ok I am officially looking for a cross country saddle! The most important thing to me is security. I am looking at the vega mono flap jumping saddle, stubben Roxane s with biomex seat or stubben genesis cs with biomex. Any suggestions or thoughts? I need to go to the tack shop and sit in them and maybe a trial but wanted to do my research first. Please help, let me know what you ride in and what you would buy. Thanks!
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    03-15-2011, 02:34 PM
Out of those I would definitely go with the Vega. Its a great saddle, very comfortable, top of the line. While Stubben is also a big brand, and I have a lovely stubben bridle, I personally hate their saddles. There just really hard and uncomfortable IMO. If you can afford the Vega, that would be my first choice! Prestige also makes a great XC saddle too!
    03-15-2011, 02:48 PM
I ride in the Harry Dabbs Origional Event Saddle - I love it, very comfortable and it works great for Nelson and I.

My Coach has the Vega and she loves it - but you have to go with what works for you and your horse.

There are a wide range of saddles out there, and what works for me, may not for you. What fits my horse, may not fit yours.

I too, greatly dislike the Stubben saddle. I dislike the gullet channel width - very narrow, which puts a lot of pressure on the muscles around the spine and the spine, not allowing the horses back to work and develop.

My best suggestion to you, is to hire a professional saddle maker/fitter to come out and work with you. A good one will bring out a truck/van full of saddles for you to work with, and will help you choose what is the best fit for both you and your horse.

They will not only measure and work with your horses back, but they will measure and work with your body type. Watch you ride and see how you work in the saddle and how your horse works in the saddle.

A good one costs around $75 - $100+.

Best of luck!
    03-15-2011, 02:58 PM
Agree with MIE on stubbens. Blech!

Love my bates cc
    03-15-2011, 03:02 PM
County saddles are also really nice !
    03-15-2011, 08:18 PM
Green Broke
I agree county saddles are very nice. As well as black country.

I own a Courbette Vision and love it!
    03-16-2011, 07:36 PM
I lust for a CWD and would settle for a Devacoux. Hahahaha *if* I was rich.

Ok ok back to reality....
    03-16-2011, 09:57 PM
Originally Posted by CJ82Sky    
i lust for a CWD and would settle for a Devacoux. Hahahaha *if* I was rich.

Ok ok back to reality....
I sat in the G2 CWD, the one with the carbon fiber and kevlar tree... BAD IDEA. Now. I want one so bad. It's hard to go back to my saddle after that. The guy persuaded me to sit in it. And I shouldn't have haha. I told him if I win the lottery, I will be back to buy it!
    03-17-2011, 12:56 AM
Mmmmmmmm cwd...............
    03-17-2011, 01:02 AM
For XC deffinatley would recommend a Bates Elevation, I love mine! It has front and and back leg blocks and a deeper seat than a average jumping saddle. It also has a choice between cair and flock. I adore it!

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