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post #11 of 17 Old 07-10-2011, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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DejaVu - we tried quite a few M.Toulouse saddles on Nelson, but the tree's are just not right for his TB back. The saddle that really made the clouds open and the angels sing *I know..corny :P* was that HDR.

I have to say, the quality is up there, I wouldn't be spending this pretty penny on this saddle if I didn't think so......this saddle is more expensive than an M.Toulouse >.< DOH! I was really hoping that the M.T Florina would of worked for him, but the M.T's just don't cut it.

The Premia, really puts me in a chair seat position, and I am automatically pushed back towards the rear of the saddle where all my weight is being distributed over Nelson's loin area, which is not good.

The Candice does the same thing, but the Candice is not an Eventing Saddle anyways. The Candice puts me in a chair seat as well, where my weight is being distributed over his loin area. The Florina, is a beautiful saddle, and it's "alright" for me.....but not for Nelson.

Kitten - You know, the first few years I've encountered HDR's, I thought that the quality was cruddy, and I had the assumption that they are at the bottom of the barrel for "quality" of saddles in the whole grand scheme of things.

It was when I went to Classic Saddlery, and was there looking at all her saddles, with her help, when I was introduced to the new line of HDR's....when she first said HDR, I cringed and shook my head, but......when she brought a few of them out for me to sit on....I couldn't believe it.

I sat in the Florina, it was so-so. I wasn't put in a "comfortable" position. Where, in the HDR Luxunbourg, I felt snug as a bug in a rug the moment I sat in it, and I was automatically put in a position where my weight was being distributed over the front end of the saddle, where none of my weight bearing was being put on the rear. That was important to me, especially since Nelson has a weak loin.

I sat in the M.T Legano, same thing. Chair seat, weight being pushed back instead of forward.

There was just something about that HDR that was right. I feel very confident about this saddle.

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post #12 of 17 Old 07-15-2011, 05:01 AM
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Does the Florina put you in a 'chair seat' position?? Cause I've been looking for a nice saddle all year /: *sighs* and I was thinking about the HDR, and they looked great, but I wasn't sure, as they only come Foam Flocked and I want Wool Flocked, and a pre order was going to take 6 months or something crazy, and I need a new saddle asap! so I was looking/researching about the Florina, I don't mind if it's not the most comfortable saddle, but did it place your legs in the correct position? And yes, best way to find out is to try one, shame they don't exist in my country, so I have to order it. I want it for all-round riding. Surprisingly, I want it mainly for barrel racing, but I do not want a western or stock saddle!
And my saddle now, good old Wintec 500, is hurting my horses back. Thanks!
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-15-2011, 08:56 AM
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Very happy for you, it looks great!
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post #14 of 17 Old 07-15-2011, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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The Florina didn't work for me, but that could of been due to my body type - all you can do is try it, because what doesn't work for me, may work for you. What works for me, just might not work for you.

Thanks gigem!

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Thanks MIEventer.
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Does the Florina put you in a 'chair seat' position?? Cause I've been looking for a nice saddle all year /: *sighs* and I was thinking about the HDR, and they looked great, but I wasn't sure, as they only come Foam Flocked and I want Wool Flocked, and a pre order was going to take 6 months or something crazy, and I need a new saddle asap! so I was looking/researching about the Florina, I don't mind if it's not the most comfortable saddle, but did it place your legs in the correct position? And yes, best way to find out is to try one, shame they don't exist in my country, so I have to order it. I want it for all-round riding. Surprisingly, I want it mainly for barrel racing, but I do not want a western or stock saddle!
And my saddle now, good old Wintec 500, is hurting my horses back. Thanks!

diid you end up getting the florina ??
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post #17 of 17 Old 09-25-2011, 05:23 AM
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diid you end up getting the florina ??
No I didn't, still haven't got a saddle! ):
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