Is this a good saddle or not? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,613
• Horses: 5
Is this a good saddle or not?

Riviera All Purpose English Saddle 17" - Alberta Livestock For Sale - Kijiji Alberta

I like it, and I'm in the market for a decent used english saddle, so what do you think of it?

"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"
QHriderKE is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 12:38 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
The ad is not there anymore. But I have to say I've never heard about the brand, so I wonder how is the quality. (not that I'm an expert , but I did quite a bit of research on saddles when I was looking for one for my own mares, and don't remember the brand Riviera to be mentioned anywhere)

"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 #3 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 13,003
• Horses: 2
Golden Horse is offline  
post #4 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 01:29 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 219
• Horses: 2
I've not heard of Riviera either and couldn't see the ad to provide more input on this saddle.

What price range are you looking for and what type of back/withers does your horse have?

Are you looking to use it with a certain discipline (hunter, jumper, eventing, trail)?

It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans
KarrotKreek is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 02:22 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,444
• Horses: 1
That is a cheaper brand saddle. They sell them at State Line Tack.

GH has some nice used saddles there, I was looking at them myself but then was lucky enough to win the one I wanted on ebay.

If your horse is hard to fit I would look at an older, well made, good name saddle.
poppy1356 is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,613
• Horses: 5
I'm looking for either a CC or an AP that leans more towards the jumper look (forward flaps).

I need a 17-17.5", and I'm thinking medium/medium wide tree.

Thoughts on these?
http://alberta.kijiji.ca/c-pets-live...AdIdZ374039305

"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"

Last edited by QHriderKE; 05-23-2012 at 04:01 PM.
QHriderKE is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 04:09 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,444
• Horses: 1
Just make sure to get tree measurements as each brand and person has a different idea of what equals a medium or wide or anything.
Posted via Mobile Device
poppy1356 is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,613
• Horses: 5
Well, my horses fit regular QH bars, which is about 6/7" gullet I believe, and if it happens to be too big on a smaller horse, I wont be showing, so I could probably just put a western pad under it.

"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"
QHriderKE is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 04:16 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,444
• Horses: 1
English saddles are much harder to fit than western I think. There's a lot more that goes into it. I'm still learning about it myself. A one inch difference can make a huge impact on how it fits. Get exact measurements to make life easier. Make sure the channel is wide enough also.
Posted via Mobile Device
poppy1356 is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 07:25 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by QHriderKE View Post
I wouldn't recommend no brand saddle personally. More often than not they are cheap and junky. I do think GH has some nice brands to offer, so you may want to look into hers, or at least look for some better brands in your area (Wintec including) than no-name ones.

"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  
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
Is a barrel racing saddle a good first saddle? barrelracinganyone Horse Tack and Equipment 3 09-26-2011 09:18 AM
Is a trophy saddle a good first saddle? BarrelWannabe Barrel Racing 7 02-09-2011 12:04 PM
would it be a good idea?..saddle size and abetta saddle review Gidget Horse Tack and Equipment 13 06-22-2010 04:02 PM
Is this a good saddle? Equus_girl Horse Tack and Equipment 19 03-25-2010 07:59 PM
I need to know if this is a good saddle? outrun Horse Tack and Equipment 13 01-21-2009 10:22 AM

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