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    03-01-2013, 10:58 AM
Well first off you need to get your horse measured, by an actual saddle fitter and then work from there.
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    03-01-2013, 11:06 AM
Originally Posted by nikyplushbreyer    
ya I know all that I also have the right rider apparel me and my mom know quite a bit about this stuff I just need to find the right saddle
If you both 'know quite a bit about this stuff', then why are you asking complete newbie questions?

The type of apparel for hunter over fences is not the same as that for cross country, nor is the apparel for cross country the same for that of 3 day eventing. If you want to do all 3 disciplines, you're going to need the proper apparel for each.

It's fairly obvious you DON'T know a lot about horses or tack, yet you claim to at every opportunity when told to seek professional help.

Good luck with your endeavors. I won't be wasting any more of my time trying to help you in the future.
    03-01-2013, 11:20 AM
I was just asking if you guys know any places with good prices on tack I wasn't asking any thing about horse health rider apparel or any thong like that. You can't just say I know nothing about horses if you don't know me it just like me saying you don't know anything about dogs when your asking what kind of cooler you want for him. You just really offended me. My mom and dad said they would not get me a horse until I knew enough about them. Simply asking a question if you guys know any good prices on saddle is not a newbie question it is just asking for prices.
    03-01-2013, 11:23 AM
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Okay lets back up two steps.

Cross Country and "3 Day Eventing" are the same thing. And honestly if you want to get into doing horse trials(eventing) its going to be hard to do hunters because your horse is required to go in very different ways in his training unless you are just wanting to do some lower level stuff.

Regardless if you have any thoughts of doing eventing you are going to want a jump or all purpose saddle. A close contact is not going to give you a deep enough seat.

That said I suggest an all purpose(or general purpose) saddle with a cut more towards jumping. It will give you the ability to play in different things until you decide what you want to focus on.

If you have a higher withered TB I suggest looking at HDR, Thorowgood and Bates to start out. Get a tracing of your horse and take it in. You might have to get a correction pad such as a thinline to help the fit. I never suggest padding up but if your horse is a hard fit you might need to.

First start is deciding the style of english saddle, which as I said I think for you the best bet would be an all purpose with a cut more towards jumping. Then go from there.
    03-01-2013, 11:25 AM
Ok thanks
    03-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Green Broke
I also want to say since you are buying your first saddle please do not buy online. Unless you find a saddle that you have sat in and know will fit your horse then you can look online to find the saddle a bit cheaper.

And where in the world did you find a $10, 000 saddle?! Because you can get top of the line saddles new less then that.
    03-01-2013, 11:30 AM
Well I was exaggerating it was more like 5k+ but that's not ht e point thanks for the advise that really helped
    03-01-2013, 11:31 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by nikyplushbreyer    
well I was exaggerating it was more like 5k+ but that's not ht e point thanks for the advise that really helped
No its not the point, but I was just asking as I was floored at the price, which is why I asked.

We are all here wanting to help you but you really need to drop the attitude.
    03-01-2013, 01:05 PM
What I got from her plea was that she needs an english saddle with a cut-back pommel for a high withered horse, not the saddle seat version. I'm thinking a #4 or medium tree will work, nothing wider. Has the seat size been established?
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    03-01-2013, 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
What I got from her plea was that she needs an english saddle with a cut-back pommel for a high withered horse, not the saddle seat version. I'm thinking a #4 or medium tree will work, nothing wider. Has the seat size been established?
thank you very much that is very helpful

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