Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Beautiful Pacific Northwest
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Does a good kid's English saddle exist?
I have a 15" English saddle that my 7-year-old uses. It's such poor quality, with such hard panels, and probably incorrectly shaped tree, that her horse tried to roll with her on him yesterday just to get the d$# thing off.
So now I'm looking for a 14.5" - 15.5" English saddle that is good enough quality that it won't hurt a horse. I'm looking all over eBay, Craigslist, consignment shops, but I'm finding that the good brands don't make saddles that small. It all seems to be cheap, hard, Indian-made garbage. It also seems that they're all scaled to the small seat, so the trees are all too narrow, even when marked as "wide".
Is it possible to find a kid's saddle, that won't cost a small fortune, that won't make a wide, flat-backed Morgan twitch and squirm?