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    05-05-2013, 04:15 PM

so 3.2 is measured like this, right?
Sry 4 all he questions!
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    05-05-2013, 06:03 PM
This is the measurement I gave you. XD
    05-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Ok, thanks! But what is the measurement on your saddle using the way shown in a pic? Sry for pestering you, but that's the only way I've measured my pony so far!
    05-05-2013, 08:51 PM
It's about 5 3/4"
    05-05-2013, 09:37 PM
Ok! Thanks 4 answering all my questions, it's rlly helpful. I might get it, it looks great!
    05-05-2013, 09:49 PM
It looks like someone wants new and shiney in a box. Pony, I have dismantled english saddles, low quality to high and I can tell you there is a huge difference. The metal used in the pommel that has the points and attaches to the tree is the cheapest I've ever seen, including air bubbles. The tree broke where the it joined the metal. The tree was bare wood which means it's subject to high humidity, hot dry days, insects. The saddle was about 4 years old and the leather still looked pretty good. With the high end the pommel head was made of spring steel which is a bit flexible can withstand a horse that's jumping. The tree was a good laminate which means it is flexible also and coated with a waterproofing which repelled moisture, heat and bugs. The tree had broken on this one also, the difference being it had seen about 50 years of jumping. I've said my piece.
    05-05-2013, 10:06 PM
So saddlebag, you have had a bad experience with these camelots? What brands of used saddles, close contact or jumping, do you recommend? Budget for saddle is about preferably less than $300, the camelot was more $$, just a possibility. I have looked at crosby's and rlly like them, but other brands used that aren't too hard to find, and aren't expensive?
    05-06-2013, 08:28 AM
Green Broke
Are you showing? I love my wintec and paid only $250 for it almost in brand new condition. I have one of those cheapy crap saddles. I bought it strictly for long trotting as I much prefer my dressage saddle but that thing hurts my butt and I can't seem to get it to fit any horse properly. So it's for sale but I will be selling it with crappy no name brand in the description so some kid doesn't think they can get a decent saddle at a low price.

And by the way that measurement in between the pannels is the channel not gullet.
    05-06-2013, 08:57 AM
Crosbys are good. Are you planning on doing any jumping or just flat work? If just flat work then look for a dressage saddle. The a/p was supposed to be for some of this and some of that but it's not real good for developing your position on the flat.
    05-06-2013, 06:56 PM
To Poppy: My friend has a wintec that I used to use sometimes, (it's an A/P), they're def gr8 4 the $, but I don't like the feel of wintec synthetic leather.
Saddlebag, I jump once a week. I have an A/P borelli that my instructor found for free, and I checked it, tree was sound and it works fine for me and my pony. But, it doesn't work great, wide for pony. Also, I don't like jumping in A/Ps, since every time I've tried I got smaked in the rear by the back of saddle. I <3 my saddle for flatwork, and the wintec for trails, but for jumping, and to practice position, I'd like to get a cc or jumping saddle. I can go to the local farm store that sells used tack on consignment to look at saddles soon. At that place you can return saddles within 48hrs of purchase, so I won't b stuck w/ it if it doesn't work for us. Stubbens and collegiates are nice used too right?

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