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    12-21-2011, 01:13 AM
  #11
Weanling
Jumanji, how did yours hold up over use? I just wanted a cheap one to bash around the paddock in sort of thing. How long have you had yours for?

Also* How can you tell that its leather?
     
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    12-21-2011, 02:11 AM
  #12
Foal
Be very careful with imported low quality leather saddles, I know a saddler who has taken them apart and consistently finds things like tin cans used to bulk them out and give them shape. Make sure you find out that one's history.
     
    12-21-2011, 03:58 AM
  #13
Started
Mines only about 9 months old and it's flaps are wearing down from the leathers rubbing and the stirrup bar placement tries to make me go in to a chair position. My flaps are more forward than this one's are though. I guess it would be okay for beating around the bush but they don't hold up to heavy use. I'm pretty sure it's leather because of the appearance and not many imports are synthetic.
     
    12-21-2011, 05:52 AM
  #14
Super Moderator
I wouldn't buy it, the central channel / gullet which runs along the spine is quite narrow, it just doesn't look right to me.
     
    12-21-2011, 06:09 AM
  #15
Weanling
Yeah I think im going to pass on it. Decided to spend an extra few hundred and maybe get a second hand wintec or something instead that will last alot longer Thanks for all your opinions guys
     
    12-21-2011, 10:11 AM
  #16
Foal
[QUOTE=Chuckface;1274109]Yeah I think im going to pass on it. Decided to spend an extra few hundred and maybe get a second hand wintec or something instead that will last alot longer Thanks for all your opinions guys[/QUOTE

When I first began riding english, I was too impatient to save for a nice saddle, and I bought a cheap weaver leather saddle for $200.00 (you know its low quality when you can buy a brand new saddle for so cheap). I was pretty unhappy with it. It was uncomfortable and didnt put me in the right position. Then I bought a used Collegiate saddle and I loved it immediately. The leather was really good quality, it was comfortable, and put mut me in the right spot. Paying more to get a nice saddle is so worth it in the end ;).
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    12-21-2011, 05:51 PM
  #17
Weanling
Yeah ,ive ridden in my friends beautiful leather saddles and its like ohhhhhhhhh my goodness I am stealing this! I figured it probably just goign to end up a waste of money, buying a cheap saddle, then figuring out a few rides later I hate it, and not being able to get rid of it. I LOVE the Collegiate saddles! So comfy!
     
    12-21-2011, 06:29 PM
  #18
Started
I think you should get it for the extra goodies. LOL
     
    12-21-2011, 07:56 PM
  #19
Weanling
Its not a bad price for the saddle plus extras, however its not a great saddle and if you're planning on using it a lot you probably want either a higher quality used saddle or something like this in brand new condition - these saddles don't tend to have the longest lifespan - especially once they've broken in to another rider/horse.
     
    12-22-2011, 11:13 PM
  #20
Yearling
Yeah in think it's best not to buy it. I don't know much about saddles but I can tell good from bad. I didn't notice the gullet at first but looking back it IS quite tiny and I'm not sure if it's just the way the saddle is sitting but it looks like the sides are uneven...is it just me? Or do other people see it too?
     

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