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post #1 of 4 Old 04-04-2010, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Courbette Alpina- Good or Bad?

I am looking to buy another saddle, because the one I have now doesn't fit my horse. I am looking at a courbette alpina that is in my price range, but I know nothing about them. I have a thin thoroughbred and I do hunters, so I don't want an all-purpose saddle. Please let me know your opinion, and be blunt, I don't want to waste my money on something cheap and uncomfortable!!
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-06-2010, 05:51 AM
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I have a Courbette, and I like it well enough. It's not an Alpina, so I can't give an opinion on that particular saddle, but the brand overall is quality. Mine was made in Switzerland, & generally it's a safe bet that you'll be getting a good saddle if they're Swiss, German, or English made. It's comfy & has held up well (at least 20 years old, I believe). Courbette's also tend to run a bit narrow, which might be good for your TB.
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-06-2010, 06:43 AM
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I have always used Courbettes. I have not ridden in an Alpina, I use the Courbette Axxis Close Contact. I really like it.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-07-2010, 07:44 PM
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They do fit narrow.

They rub the flaps, It dosent look pretty.

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