Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Buying a saddle at an auction
How many of you have purchased saddles at auctions?
I don't know much about choosing a western saddle and have lots of relatives (who don't own horses-lol) telling me I will get a better deal on a saddle if I go to an auction.
I will be doing mostly pleasure riding around our fairly large property, so don't need anything too fancy.
I would like to know if it's easy to tell by looking whether a saddle is considered quarterhorse size, full quarterhorse, etc. Or is it stamped somewhere on the saddle?
My horse won't be coming home till near the end of April, and the lady I bought her from said her sizes are very standard so she's easy to fit. I'm assuming that means she'd need a quarterhorse size. So, what do I need to look for? Is there some place on the saddle that the size information is usually found? Or, can you just tell by looking at the tree?
Does anyone have any tips for me that they'd like to pass on? I know I won't get the same information buying one at a sale rather than at a saddle shop, so any advice you can give me will help.
"To ride a horse is to ride the sky"