Is this a bad idea? I'm in need of a english saddle with a LOW price!

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    10-06-2011, 11:12 PM
Is this a bad idea? I'm in need of a english saddle with a LOW price!

EquiRoyal Event Winner All Purpose English Saddle | eBay

Just need a saddle to do basic stuff with... some schooling and small jumps. It's a cheap saddle, but would it work?

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    10-06-2011, 11:16 PM
How long do you want it to last for? Will the gullet and tree fit your horse? For the saddles material fit your riding style? (you mentioned jumping. But if it's going to get wet you probably want synthetic, if not leather is fine)
    10-06-2011, 11:21 PM
Another thing: what size stirrups? Will they fit you? (you want to put the stirrup on ball of foot and be able to fit finger on each side) will the seat size fit you? (when sitting in saddle do you have room for hand to be sideways between your rump and the edge of the cantle)
    10-06-2011, 11:22 PM
May be it'll work. Most likely it won't. If you get something that doesn't fit you'll run into problems in long run (muscles in wrong place, sore back, etc. etc.). And I wouldn't jump in saddle that doesn't fit at all personally.
    10-06-2011, 11:23 PM
I'd be happy for something to last a couple years... That's not really my concern.

As for fit, i'd do the best I could, however I ride western and this saddle would go on my horse once a week if that. I just started jumping and I want something to practice 2 point and basic position and balance exercises etc.

Here are some more ideas:

Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - Equiroyal Event Winner Saddle Package

Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - Equiroyal Pro Am All Purpose Saddle Package

Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - Equiroyal Regency Event Winner Saddle Package
    10-06-2011, 11:25 PM
Why not to look into used one of good brand instead? I do understand the new stuff looks nice and shiny, but those starter packages are usually piece of junk, sorry.
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    10-06-2011, 11:28 PM
Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
Why not to look into used one of good brand instead? I do understand the new stuff looks nice and shiny, but those starter packages are usually piece of junk, sorry.
I actually am not against used saddles (that's mostly what I have so I still get the brand and quality).

I'm just not familiar with brands and such with english, and am not sure how far I will get with it or if I will do jumping or dressage. Just need something to get me somewhere...

Do you have any suggestions for used saddles (full saddle - ie. Stirrups leathers, saddle, etc.) under $350.00
    10-06-2011, 11:55 PM
Green Broke
The Equiroyal Pro Am: Big no-no. It puts you in the worst chair seat ever. Not a good saddle to learn English.

It's a crappy package, like all of the ones posted.

I am hesitant to bash ALL packages, though, because my first saddle was a "crappy" package that cost $110 for saddle, bridle, leathers, and irons, and it was AWESOME. It was comfy, durable, functional, pretty, and fit the horse I rode perfectly. I found it on a no-name site on like, page 500 of Google. I wish I could find it again.
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    10-07-2011, 12:14 AM
If I were looking dor a good used english saddle I would get a used stubben. I picked mine up at a tack swap for 125 bucks. If not a subben there are many other english saddles that are also equally good (I just swear by stubben) like crosby, collegiate and passier. Also if you are looking for a synthetic...wintec are pretty decent and get the job done. I haven't owned one but know a lot of people that do and love the ease of cleaning. Or lack there-of. Hope I could be of some help!
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    10-07-2011, 12:19 AM
You could do a lot better getting a used saddle, and it would likely not cost you as much.
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