Camelot close contact saddles? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 32 Old 05-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 18
• Horses: 0
Nice English Saddles

You could try looking at the saddles on this website: My beautiful online saddle and tack store.. They are Duett saddles and are very nice. They offer a generous trial period. There are also articles on the site that let you know how to fit a saddle to your horse so you get the correct size.
Hoof Prints on my Heart is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 32 Old 05-06-2013, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: California USA
Posts: 922
• Horses: 1
thanks 4 the suggestion, but they r pretty pricy! That's why I was looking for a used, hopefully! Cool site for other horsey stuff, just don't hav that much to spend on a saddle!

"When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. - Jay Moriarty
"Love is just a word, but you bring it definition." - Eminem
ponyluver420 is offline  
post #23 of 32 Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 18
• Horses: 0
Yes, I hear you. They are pretty pricy. Good luck finding the perfect saddle! :)
Posted via Mobile Device
Hoof Prints on my Heart is offline  
post #24 of 32 Old 05-06-2013, 11:12 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,272
• Horses: 0
Look for Crosby, HDR, Collegiate, Mondega, Toulouse or even Keiffer... usually you can find them used in an affordable price range.
freia likes this.

BB ~ 2014 Trakehner Bratty Mare ~ 1993 CSHA Em ~ 2007 Standardbred
NBEventer is offline  
post #25 of 32 Old 05-07-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: California USA
Posts: 922
• Horses: 1
oK, thanks! Ps I <3 ur avatar pic NBeventer

"When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. - Jay Moriarty
"Love is just a word, but you bring it definition." - Eminem
ponyluver420 is offline  
post #26 of 32 Old 05-07-2013, 08:32 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 519
• Horses: 4
I hate, hate, HATED my Wintec Close Contact saddle. The seat was crazy slick & I never liked the position it put me in. Worst saddle purchase ever. The price is awesome but **** I hated the thing. I actually just bought a used Camelot off Ebay - just needing a cheap saddle & knowing I might very well get what I pay for - and like it alot. My trainer was actually quite impressed with the quality too and this is a woman who won't sit her butt in anything but County saddles LOL. The leather is decent quality, very soft & supple, but it's obviously been well broken in. I don't feel like it's forcing me in any sort of position and I personally like the fact it's not very forward. Now am I going to say it's a saddle that will last you a lifetime? I don't know yet. The one I bought has quite a few cosmetic dings & such, making me assume it's previous owner didn't put a whole lot of emphasis on care, but it's lasted through that.

I paid $300 with shipping for this saddle. That was about my max budget & it had some decent reviews when I checked. I went for it. Although if I'd found a Crosby, County, HDR, or M. Toulouse for that cheap I would have snatched them up in an instant >.> My opinion is keep an eye out for the nice brands going cheap, but if you need it NOW Camelot is not a bad saddle.
SketchyHorse is offline  
post #27 of 32 Old 05-13-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: California USA
Posts: 922
• Horses: 1
Talking

Ok! Thanks for more input, Sketchy! Do you have pictures of your camelot? That would be really helpful! At a tack/farm supply store I know, they sell saddles on consignment, and I have seen several crosbys within my price range. I will most likely purchase one of those, rode in one for a couple months and now I hate super padded saddles.

"When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. - Jay Moriarty
"Love is just a word, but you bring it definition." - Eminem
ponyluver420 is offline  
post #28 of 32 Old 05-23-2013, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: California USA
Posts: 922
• Horses: 1
YES!! Just got a Collegiate cc 2day! Soo happy!
NBEventer likes this.

"When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. - Jay Moriarty
"Love is just a word, but you bring it definition." - Eminem
ponyluver420 is offline  
post #29 of 32 Old 05-23-2013, 01:53 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 519
• Horses: 4
Congrats Sorry I didn't see your question about the pictures earlier! Hope the new saddle purchase works out ;)
SketchyHorse is offline  
post #30 of 32 Old 05-23-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: California USA
Posts: 922
• Horses: 1
thanks! I got it used, in nice condition! I'll post pics later!

"When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. - Jay Moriarty
"Love is just a word, but you bring it definition." - Eminem
ponyluver420 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good close contact saddles? Fringe Horse Tack and Equipment 6 04-05-2012 10:52 PM
Camelot Close Contact saddle? JumpingBean Horse Tack and Equipment 3 10-26-2011 10:34 AM
Close contact saddles - are they any different? kitten_Val Horse Tack and Equipment 3 11-04-2009 09:59 AM
Close contact/Jumping Saddles - what's the difference?? Hoofprints in the Sand Horse Tack and Equipment 12 08-28-2009 12:04 PM
Close Contact saddles appylover31803 Horse Tack and Equipment 5 03-29-2008 11:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome