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    07-23-2013, 01:21 PM
Buying a saddle online?

I found a reallyyyyy nice barrel saddle on a used tack group on facebook that I am in love with...I'm tempted to buy it but if it doesn't fit my gelding then I just wasted a bunch of money and have another saddle to sell.

How can I buy a saddle and feel confident it has a good chance of fitting my gelding? Right now I am riding him in a barrel saddle that barely fits me (the fit isn't all that bad, it just looks awkward because I am extremely tall with very thin I fit in the saddle but it looks small for me because of my, it fit him for a while, but now that he has gained weight and put on muscle it is just barely fitting him...I basically used it as a cheap breaking saddle that I planned on using until it didn't fit him anymore, and now its time to toss it.

Any tips are appreciated!
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    07-23-2013, 01:29 PM
You can find used saddles at tack stores, most places will allow you to return them if there's a problem, or find a seller in your area, so you can see the saddle in person.
    07-23-2013, 02:14 PM
Is your horse relatively easy to fit? Or is he kind of an odd shape?
Some horses are easy to buy for and seem to fit a lot of saddles - my friend's mare is like this, and I wouldn't hesitate to but online for her. Somehow I tend to end up with horses that are less than easy to fit, so I would never buy a saddle without trying it on first. The caveat, I suppose, would be if there was a saddle at a fantastic steal of a deal and I was confident I could resell it without much issue.
If you don't have the money to take a chance on it, I'd suggest passing it up. It sucks - believe me - but you won't regret ensuring a good fit.
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    07-23-2013, 02:19 PM
I know one tack store in my area allows 'try before you buy' on their consignment saddles. I would be much more inclined to go that route than to buy a saddle over the interwebs. But i'm a very picky person and don't like buying things without being able to touch/feel/check they would be exactly what I need first.
    07-24-2013, 03:25 AM
I bought both of my saddles online. The first was a specific model that my saddle fitter had let me try before, so I knew that it would fit. The second was a bargain on eBay, and I figured I could resell it for the same price or higher if it didn't work out.
    07-24-2013, 08:48 AM
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I will never buy a saddle unseen without a full money back guarantee. No restocking fees, no games no nothing. I don't think I have EVER got a a saddle unseen that fit both me and the horse.

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