I've finished Cricket in Western, and in an effort to make her as well rounded as possible, I would love to start her in English as well. My trainer thinks she'd make a cute little hunter, and I've always wanted to learn Hunt Seat anyways.
I'm a working student and I obviously don't have the budget to by a brand new, 2,000 bates english saddle (the one I really want lol) But I did, however, find this while searching on Stateline and I was wondering what anyone thought on it? It's a value pack, so it comes with a bridle, reins, leathers, irons, everything. And it's only 160, which is RIGHT up my alley.
The reviews are VERY good, but I'm wondering what the quality on this tack would be like. Has anyone ever purchased this? Was your experience a good one? I know nothing about english saddles. I'm born and raised western, so I don't know anything about brands. Does this saddle look like good quality? I just need something to start her in. I'm not sure if I'd be doing any showing. I doubt it, but that's always an option if she likes what we do.
Any and ALL help is very much appreciated.
Economy English Starter Set - Statelinetack.com