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    07-05-2012, 10:53 PM
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I can't figure out what sort of saddles these IMG_2816.jpg
I just want to know more about them.
I know that theres an english and western saddle but I want to know more.
Sorry about the huge pictures
Thank you.
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    07-05-2012, 10:57 PM
The first one is an English saddle of some sort. I don't know what style because I don't know much about the different English styles.

The second one, however, appears to be a pretty standard Stock saddle (or an Aussie saddle where I'm from ).
    07-05-2012, 11:25 PM
The first one is an English saddle. It's a little hard to tell from that camera angle - directly from the side would be better, but it looks like an A/P (All Purpose). A dressage would have a straighter flap and a jumping would have a shorter, more forward flap. Looks like a close contact - there are no knee pads, and I can't see any knee-blocks, but they may be hiding under the flap. It looks English-made, but that's a wild guess based on just a single picture.

The second one is not a Western saddle. It's Aussie or Stock as previously mentioned. Or do you call Aussie/Stock saddle Western saddles in Australia? What we call a Western saddle in the US is very different from your picture.

Can you find a maker's name plate in the area near the stirrup bar on them?
    07-06-2012, 12:17 PM
First one looks like A/P, and second one like stock.


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