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post #1 of 4 Old 02-21-2013, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Looking For a Saddle. Help?

Okay so I'm looking for a saddle. It must be a jumping saddle with a changeable gullet or flexi tree (Not used one with a flexi before but I must be able to change the fit) and it must be on a UK website so I can pay with pounds. No used saddles though please and it must be under 450. I'll give a Carrot Cake to the person that finds the one I buy .
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Hi there, welcome to the forum

What size saddle do you need, and why no second hand ones, there are some stonking deals on good used saddles
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-21-2013, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse View Post
Hi there, welcome to the forum

What size saddle do you need, and why no second hand ones, there are some stonking deals on good used saddles

I wouldn't mind buying a second hand saddle from a website such as eBay or Ride Away but it would have to be in good condition and it would be easier to buy a new one from a website like Robinsons because I wouldn't be able to buy it straight away and things can sell suprizingly quickly on eBay. Oh and I need a 16" or 16.5" I forgot to put that *lol*
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If I were you I'd avoid anything that says 'flexible tree' and stick to something with an interchangeable gullet.

A few (cheaper) saddle brands advertise 'flexible tree - fits most horses' but it's just a gimmick that doesn't really work. If the tree flexes enough to fit from a medium to an extra-wide (for example) it'll rock on the horse and potentially give it a sore back.

Personally I'd keep my eye open for a Thorowgood T6 (Whittaker) jumping saddle which they did in a 16 1/2", has a changeable gullet, a decent panel which can be flocked to fit, and shouldn't break the bank if you can find a used one. Unfortunately it looks like they've stopped making them now :(

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