English Saddle on Ebay... - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orleans, Indiana
Posts: 651
• Horses: 2
English Saddle on Ebay...

I hope by posting this, someone else doesn't buy it if it will work for Chili... But I need an opinion. I have a feeling it's probably "made in China/Pakistan/etc" but for the price with all that it comes with, would it be something that would be worth to test out English to see if I like it enough to buy something more expensive down the road and if so, how long "down the road" do you think I'd have with this particular saddle???

New 19" Black English AP Jump Saddle Package Wide Draft - eBay (item 330541011746 end time Apr-10-11 09:03:40 PDT)

Michele
"Not evil, dear. Wicked." - Once Upon A Time.
Chele11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 11:06 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,272
• Horses: 3
It's crap, will hurt your horse, and will probably fall apart within 6-12 months.

If you're really interested in trying any of the English disciplines, buy a good used saddle. If you find out later that you'd really rather ride Western, you can resell the saddle and probably get as much for it as you paid.

Instead of buying some cheapo package off e-bay, look in the consignment areas of local or online tack shops. You can find some really good bargains that way.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #3 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 11:08 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
Might be worth a try for the price, but I would not expect it to hold up well for sure. She has MANY of them for sale.....all different sizes, etc, and I didn't see any negative feedback related to them.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #4 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orleans, Indiana
Posts: 651
• Horses: 2
I didn't see any negative feed back either. I mean, I don't expect it to hold up forever, but I would expect it to hold up to casual usage for at least a year or two... maybe longer? Or is that expecting too much?

Hell, the western saddle I have now (on borrow, as stated) has a few issues with it and it's not well made but it isn't going to fall apart in my hands!

Michele
"Not evil, dear. Wicked." - Once Upon A Time.
Chele11 is offline  
post #5 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orleans, Indiana
Posts: 651
• Horses: 2
Speed Racer: Advice noted. I really don't care if it's a used saddle as long as it will FIT my horse. If you have any links worth looking into, that would be appreciated!

I looked at all the neutral and negative feedback and was NOT impressed with the attitude of the seller. Steering clear.

Michele
"Not evil, dear. Wicked." - Once Upon A Time.
Chele11 is offline  
post #6 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 01:25 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,779
• Horses: 2
That saddle is really wide!
tinyliny is offline  
post #7 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 01:41 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
SR is right, it's junk. And I agree with tiny too - it's horribly wide on front and just look plain weird on bottom.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
kitten_Val is offline  
post #8 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 01:47 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,206
• Horses: 7
It looks really wide to me which would be a concern just in that you'll be playing around with half-pads, bumpers, and lollipops to try to get the saddle to fit. As for it holding up, you'd be surprised. My first saddle was an argentine made all purpose that I bought for the entire package (girth and stirrups with leathers) for $125. It lasted about 20 years.

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #9 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmpony84 View Post
My first saddle was an argentine made all purpose that I bought for the entire package (girth and stirrups with leathers) for $125. It lasted about 20 years.
Actually Argentinian saddles are not bad at all IMHO. Bunch of pricey brands are made there as well. I tried one my neighbor has, which is 20-25 years old, and its still usable and I'd say not all that bad (besides the size, my butt and legs don't fit into 16 seat well enough). However I HIGHLY doubt this particular saddle is made in Argentina!

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
kitten_Val is offline  
post #10 of 33 Old 03-22-2011, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orleans, Indiana
Posts: 651
• Horses: 2
1) My mare requires a really wide saddle;

2) I value the opinion of others in regards to English saddles and altho I've heard repeatedly to stay away from the cheapies, thought maybe it might be good for a little while -expecting it NOT to hold up;

3) I do not want to hurt Chili in any way obviously and if the thought is that this saddle would hurt her, I am NOT going to even look at it;

4) again, she needs a wide saddle....

Michele
"Not evil, dear. Wicked." - Once Upon A Time.
Chele11 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barnsby English Saddle on Ebay - No Reserve! pintolvr Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 02-20-2010 03:26 PM
Barnsby English Saddle on Ebay - No Reserve! pintolvr Tack and Equipment Classifieds 2 02-20-2010 12:25 AM
16" Barnsby HuntSeat English Saddle on EBAY pintolvr Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 02-14-2010 09:26 PM
Saddle, English Tack on Ebay! rileynbob Tack and Equipment Classifieds 6 01-18-2010 08:13 AM
Need advise with buying english tack on ebay Haflinger Love Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 10-05-2007 11:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome