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  • Buy cambridge international for english saddles
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    01-25-2011, 11:11 PM
  #1
Yearling
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Ok, so just bought and English saddle today. It is a dressage saddle and of course because I am now looking for a lime green English saddle pad I can't find one, when I was looking for a Western one it was all I saw. :roll: I have already looked on ebay and didn't really see any. Does anyone know where I can find one? Secondly, it didn't come with a girth. He currently wears a 32" western girth, so what does that convert to in English? Third, I'm not sure what size stirrups to get. I wear a size 9-10 woman's boot if that is how you measure it. Western saddles come with stirrups so I have no idea on this kind of stuff. They have always just fit my feet. Thanks in advance.
     
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    01-25-2011, 11:32 PM
  #2
Foal
Http://www.amazon.com/Double-Quilted-Purpose-Saddle-GREEN/dp/B001MIAZJK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1296015674&sr=8-2
The neon lime green there looks pretty neat.

Girth size- depends on the saddle you were using then, and the saddle you are in now. Sorry I couldn't be of more help on this one, but it really depends. XD

Stirrups-
You should have at least 1/2-3/4 inches between the edges of your boot and the side of the stirrup (on each side).
(Measure across the sole of your boot with a ruler or tape and add about half an inch.)

EDIT:
Found another one!
Http://www.amazon.com/PRI-Cotton-Quilted-Purpose-Saddle/dp/B001P9F56E/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1
     
    01-26-2011, 01:36 AM
  #3
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Dressage girths and English girths are totally different for the most part. Dressage girths are almost the same length as western for the same horse. The billets (correcsponds to the latigo) on each side of the dressage saddle are usually about as long as in a western saddle when cinched up. Your dressage girth might be a little shorter than the w cinch.
What kind of dressage saddle is it, and what size? Black? Brown?
You need to get stirrup leathers too?

You may find that you will want to buy some half chaps. If you have ever ridden in jeans in an English or dressage saddle, you may have experienced how the stirrup leathers can really pinch your calves when you post the trot. Half chaps or tall boots take care of that, and they look cool, too!
     
    01-26-2011, 07:22 AM
  #4
Showing
Gizmo, dressage pads for the most part are very conservative. The main colors are black and while. You may want to go with custom: Dover Saddlery | Classic III Three-Color Dressage Saddle Pad . (which won't be cheap). Don't get colored A/P pad - they don't usually fit good under dressage saddle (because they are designed for A/P).

Girth: I have 32 western and my dressage girth is 24. So 22 or 24 would be my best guess (depending on the saddle).
     
    01-26-2011, 08:42 AM
  #5
Banned
Measure from the middle of your billets on one side to the middle of your billets on the other side to determine what length girth you need.

No possible way to guess what size you need from the information given.
     
    01-26-2011, 09:28 AM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
Dressage girths and English girths are totally different for the most part. Dressage girths are almost the same length as western for the same horse. The billets (correcsponds to the latigo) on each side of the dressage saddle are usually about as long as in a western saddle when cinched up. Your dressage girth might be a little shorter than the w cinch.
What kind of dressage saddle is it, and what size? Black? Brown?
You need to get stirrup leathers too?


You may find that you will want to buy some half chaps. If you have ever ridden in jeans in an English or dressage saddle, you may have experienced how the stirrup leathers can really pinch your calves when you post the trot. Half chaps or tall boots take care of that, and they look cool, too!
It is a Cambridge that is what is says on the plate on the back "Cambridge International for English Saddles". 17" Black and yes I also need stirrup leathers.

Yep, I'm going to get everything slowly, I don't really need everything right at once. But there is a place in town that has nice pairs of tall English boots that are like brand new from ten to thirty bucks so I'm going to see if I can find my size there.

Kitten_Val: I don't plan on competing or anything I wanted an AP saddle but this one I got for a steal. I will look up dressage pads and see what I come up with though if the other English pads don't fit it very well.

Edit: Thinking I should switch his color for english. I love the green on him, but can't find anything that will work for my saddle. Would it be bad to put purple on a boy horse? Lol
     
    01-26-2011, 10:29 AM
  #7
Showing
Actually after looking at your saddle in other section... Are you positive it's dressage? May be it's the brand, of course, but it looks more like A/P to me...
     
    01-26-2011, 10:42 AM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
Actually after looking at your saddle in other section... Are you positive it's dressage? May be it's the brand, of course, but it looks more like A/P to me...
That is what everyone is saying. The tag said dressage at the tack store, but she might have marked it wrong. Sometimes her daughters take stuff in as well and it could have been one of those cases. Let me do some research on the brand and I will take some more photos with my camera in my room of it. If its all purpose it makes it a lot easier to find the green.
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    01-26-2011, 10:44 AM
  #9
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It is kind of a combo looking thing. It has a VERY long flap, much longer than the average all purpose, more like a dressage saddle does. But the flap looks more forward than than most dressage saddles I have seen.
     
    01-26-2011, 10:44 AM
  #10
Showing
I'd say it's a dressage saddle, even with the more forward flaps. The really long billet straps as well as the long saddle flaps give it away. Plus, the seat is too deep for an AP.
     

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