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    10-19-2012, 10:44 PM
CC Saddles with Forward Flaps?

Which brands of close contact saddles tend to have extra forward flaps?

I know with new saddles you can sometimes order them with an extra forward flap option. However, I'm stuck looking at used saddles on ebay, and although I OCCASIONALLY find a saddle that has the forward flap option, it's rare. So I was wondering if there was a specific brand that tends to run forward anyway so it would be easier.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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    10-19-2012, 11:12 PM
I have a regent cc saddle that is forward flap. I know.they arnt the best, but I just play in mine, and it fits my horse.
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    10-20-2012, 12:45 AM
Is there a certain price range you are looking in? It will be easier to give suggestions if you say what it is :)
    10-20-2012, 01:01 AM
I'm hoping to stay under $1,000. Closer to $500 would be even better. I'm looking at used saddles as well, so if they run a little more new that's okay.
    10-20-2012, 01:21 AM
Check out Stubben.. I'm not a huge fan of them personally, but that's just because they don't seem to fit me well. I found this one on ebay, not sure what size you need.

Stubben Edelweiss 17" 32 Two Color with St Leathers and Irons | eBay

I would also keep an eye out for Pessoa or Bates. Both brands have models that come with forward flaps (can't remember off the top of my head which ones are more forward).

I really like this site for used saddles.. there are some good deals that show up.

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    10-20-2012, 01:31 AM
Ah, Tack Trader! I completely forgot about that site. Thank you for the reminder- I'm sure my saddle hunt just got easier :)

Thanks for the saddle brand suggestions too. I'll make sure not to over look them!
    10-20-2012, 08:09 PM
Many of the older CC saddles seem to be more forward, the newer "show jumping" and "equitation" saddles seem to not be as forward.

Many saddles have an option for forward or not, long short, etc. Check with that manufacturer to see what the options are, if it's used especially, because it is sometimes indicated in the serial number.
    10-21-2012, 02:34 AM
Originally Posted by NeuroticMare    
Many of the older CC saddles seem to be more forward, the newer "show jumping" and "equitation" saddles seem to not be as forward.
Yeah, why is that? Is it a trend to ride with longer stirrups? Or being born with shorter legs? Seriously...

Thanks for the tip about looking into the serial numbers!
    10-21-2012, 05:38 AM
I don't know what tree or seat size you're looking for, but I got a new Dover catalog today and some of their "almost perfect" or "slightly blemished" saddles are on sale for a steal of a deal, and some of those Circuit saddles have more forward flaps.

Also, there is a really lovely older "Original PJ" for sale on if you search for Bruno delGrange under brand.
    10-21-2012, 05:40 AM
Originally Posted by petitepyromaniac    
Yeah, why is that? Is it a trend to ride with longer stirrups? Or being born with shorter legs? Seriously...

Thanks for the tip about looking into the serial numbers!
No idea!!! I think it is to ride with a longer stirrup, but it seems to be that would be awkward to jump like that!

I ride in a Beval natural and it is actually the "long flap" even though I'm 5'4" with a 29" inseam... the regular flaps don't let me get my stirrups short enough for XC.

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