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post #1 of 11 Old 02-04-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Best New Saddles Around $1000???

So I'm on the hunt for *another* new saddle. I just don't fit my new Courbette right. I have really long legs and my knee is at the edge of going over the flap :( Anyways, this will not look good showing hunters or be as stable doing eventing, which is what I'm competing in this summer.

I will go test some saddles at Dover in a week or two but I need some ideas and opinions. I rode in my friends new Toulouse Premia and LOVED it. I actually think it made me ride better and feel more secure with how grippy it feels. What do you all think of this saddle? Will it look good in the hunter ring and eventing? It's not quite "traditional" hunter looking but idk. I think the stickiness will help with XC.

Are there any other saddles worth trying as well? One that is available in a long flap possibly? I have to stick with a budget of about $1000 and I'm not opposed to gently used :)

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-04-2013, 08:13 PM
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Have you looked into a used Schleese? They can be custom to you and your horse, plus they hold their value.

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I'm a huge fan of the slightly older Toulouses. I haven't ridden in the newer grippy ones, but the ones with the regular grain leather are fantastic. I also am tall with a ridiculously long femur, and my Celine fits me really well.
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Have you looked into a used Schleese? They can be custom to you and your horse, plus they hold their value.
I can't say I've ever even seen a Schleese before, they aren't too popular around here. Most of people have Pessoas, which I dream of, but can't afford haha. But I'll look at them online :)

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I'm a huge fan of the slightly older Toulouses. I haven't ridden in the newer grippy ones, but the ones with the regular grain leather are fantastic. I also am tall with a ridiculously long femur, and my Celine fits me really well.
Yeah, I'm not super tall, but I'm taller and my thigh is really long and I'm slender built. Always makes for a hard to fit saddle. But it's good to hear Toulouse's are good. I've always liked them but never ridden one before last week. I fell in love with it but I still want to survey my options before I pay $1000+ for something.

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-05-2013, 07:36 AM
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Check out Pinnacle Horseware as they often have good used saddles for sale in all disciplines. You can get a saddle on trial.
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-05-2013, 10:31 AM
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Dover's circuit saddles are pretty nice and are in your price range. I have one and I love it. But I'm a shorty so not sure how they would do for a taller rider
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-05-2013, 03:45 PM
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I'm another MT fan. I have one and it puts me in correct position, and grippy. You can also look into Collegiate, although I liked them less.

Personally, I'm not fan of Dover's Circuit: I think leather is not as nice as on MTs, and they are harder to sell later on.

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post #8 of 11 Old 02-05-2013, 04:04 PM
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Oops...sorry, posted this in the wrong thread!

I have the Circle Y/High Horse Proven Splendora barrel saddle. Granted I got mine at a local tack shop, but paid around the same price. I absolutely love it!

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I can't say I've ever even seen a Schleese before, they aren't too popular around here. Most of people have Pessoas, which I dream of, but can't afford haha. But I'll look at them online :)

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Schleese is 100 times better then Pessoa. Once you sit in one that's made for you, you will never look back. I have an older style eagle and I can sit in it all day and still be comfortable. Love love love them. One of the girls I teach has a newer Eagle event saddle and its like sitting on a comfy couch. Schleese is known for their dressage saddles but their jumping saddles are just as nice and starting to become more comfortable. I just love that you can have one that is 10 years old and still be worth $2000+ because they hold their value. They can be adjusted for the horse and rider. Brand new they are really pricey but used sometimes you can find a good deal. You can also go on the website and send in your info and they will find you a used one in your price range.

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post #10 of 11 Old 02-05-2013, 06:56 PM
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Have you thought about pessoa? They are not as well made as they used to be I believe the company now makes it's saddles out of Argentina. But I used to have the Gen X it's around $1200 new. Mine fit everything!!! And it's comfy.
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