So... I'm going to sell my HDR. Last month, at the show in Lexington, it fit Ri. I posted pix in the critique section and you all said it was too big for me so I started thinking maybe I would trade it in on something.
Well... Last weekend... at state fair... It didn't fit Ri!!! (I only ride western at home). My 48" girth was barely fitting him last month, actually about a month and a half ago so I bought a 50" girth which BARELY FIT! So... I got my HDR on him, and it was too narrow on the withers! And the back of it, with the pad did not sit on his back! It was in the air! He let me ride in it, he was a little choppy, didn't want to extend, I'm thinking he couldn't because of the way it sat on his shoulders. SO....
Now I get to get a new saddle! I want a bates. The question I have is... if I sell my HDR, can I get 500 for it? It's a 17 inch and it's about 2 years old, maybe not even that old. I'll post a pic. I think they go for almost $900 new. OR would I just be better off trading it in towards a new Bates (I like the bates because of the interchangeable gullets - and since Ri is only just now 3 this year, he'll grow for a long time to come)... I'm thinking trade-in value is probably what...$300?
These aren't great pix but you can kind of see the saddle.