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    10-30-2008, 11:26 AM
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Good quality English saddles

Hey all English riders (or anyone really lol)
I've been thinking for a while now to get a nice quality English saddle so on reallly hot days I can go on trail rides but not have the bulk of my western saddle to make it uncomfortable for Sonny. So I thought an English saddle would be great for trail rides on a hot day.

I'm not sure how much I can afford, at the moment, but I want to know all of the good quality English saddles out there.

It does not matter if it's synthetic or leather...nor what type (Dressage, CC, Jumper, etc....doesn't really matter as long as it's comfortable). I want it to be really good quality that will last me a while and will hold up for some heavy trail rides.

I don't particually like the Wintec because I've heard so many bad things about their saddles.

Any suggestions?
     
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    10-30-2008, 01:21 PM
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Weanling
I have a Bates Caprilli CC and I love it. It's very comfortable and is a well made saddle. The leather is very buttery and they break in pretty fast...so you won't be squeaking along the trails. ;)
     
    10-30-2008, 02:08 PM
  #3
Yearling
I can't see how an english saddle would help, it seems like a bit of a waste of money! But I have a Frank Baines :) unsure whether they are world wide though
     
    10-30-2008, 02:12 PM
  #4
Trained
I have an english saddle for sale.... I could measure the gullet if you want...
     
    10-30-2008, 04:02 PM
  #5
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Originally Posted by irishrider    
i have a bates caprilli cc and I love it. It's very comfortable and is a well made saddle. The leather is very buttery and they break in pretty fast...so you won't be squeaking along the trails. ;)
oh I so want a bates!!!
     
    10-30-2008, 05:52 PM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
oh I so want a bates!!!
I would suggest one to anyone. I think they make a nice middle ground between the less expensive saddles and the super expensive ones.
     
    10-30-2008, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by appylover31803    
i have an english saddle for sale.... I could measure the gullet if you want...
I don't know if it would fit though. Isn't it a medium gullet?
The last English saddle I used was a wide gullet, but not sure if it truely fit correctly.
If you could measure it, that would be great. I'll try some of my friends saddles at the stables and then if I find one that fits I'll measure it and see if yours matches the size of it

Edit: Though I don't know how soon this purchase will be since, since money is low....but my mom was talking about getting me something special for Christmas hehe
     
    10-30-2008, 10:24 PM
  #8
Green Broke
I would go with an AP saddle, either VSS or VSD (Dressage tendency). The APs will be the most comfortable for you. You'll want to go 1.5-2" bigger than your western saddle. Most horses that take QH or Full QH bars will need a Wide to X-Wide tree. Horses that take Semi-QH bars will need a medium to medium-wide tree.

I would look at used Stubbens, Courbettes, Crosbys, Collegiates, or antying else that is made in Europe. If you want to look at synthetic, check out Thorowgood or Wintec. Those are the two best synthetic brands.

Do NOT buy any No-Name saddles, Kincaids, Granada, Silver Fox, or anything else that just says "Imported". You want to be careful with Argentine saddles too as their quality can vary widely; some are fine and others are total POS.
     
    10-30-2008, 11:23 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
Do NOT buy any No-Name saddles, Kincaids, Granada, Silver Fox, or anything else that just says "Imported". You want to be careful with Argentine saddles too as their quality can vary widely; some are fine and others are total POS.
Agreed... unless it's imported from France! (jk, I know what you meant) The french made saddles are the BEST. I totally agree though, those cheaper made in india saddles are absolutely horrible, never fit your horses back, and put your leg in a terrible place. Never ever buy a cheap package deal!

If you're on a budget I'd check out used tack websites or ebay. I've gotten some fantastic Collegiates for about $250-$300 that are wonderful (I had to look and bargain though). Pessoas are awesome, a lot of people like Stubbens (I personally think they're uncomfortable but I'm kind of a saddle snob), some Crosby's are great. A lot of people like Bates but it's made by the same company as Wintec, just in leather.
     
    10-31-2008, 07:01 AM
  #10
Showing
Sonny, I got collegiate A/P mostly for trail riding and some ring work. It has a deep seat (really deep) and I tried it on trail last week and it was more comfortable to ride my paint in than my western (although it's more comfortable to ride my qh in western than in english ). It's not super-puper expensive, but not on cheap side either (like wintec). I owned wintec before and frankly it didn't fit my butt really well.
     

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