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post #11 of 27 Old 01-26-2011, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Leave it to me to get some kind of weird mix, lol. But that is ok. Maybe I will go to the tack store later and see if I can bring it is and fit it under one of her saddle pads to see. I looked at some others. But they weren't as old as this one. The dressage saddles they have aren't as forwards as this one is and its a little longer. So maybe its something old school?

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post #12 of 27 Old 01-26-2011, 10:58 AM
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Actually my A/P seat is at least as deep as my dressage (it was modified model, good for trail riding). But yes, flaps seem to be too long.

Gizmo, I was mostly commenting because with configuration like this may be A/P pad will be OK, and it's hard to tell what girth is needed (because my A/P girth is 46 or 48 vs dressage being 24). You want to measure from the billets around the barrel to get a better idea of what you need (or borrow some english girths from someone around to check the size).
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Yeah, I will have to see with the girth. I might go to the tack shop later and ask her what she thinks. She has a 24 hour return policy anyways so if I get one and it doesn't fit I can bring it right back.

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Actually my A/P seat is at least as deep as my dressage (it was modified model, good for trail riding).
Interesting. I specifically bought an AP so I wouldn't feel trapped in it, like I do when I sit in a dressage saddle. I like that the AP has some deepness to it, but not enough that I feel as if I can't move.

I'd say with the exceptionally long billet straps and those long flaps it's probably a dressage saddle, regardless of the seat.
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If you still want lime green saddle pads:
Tropical Brights Fleece All Purpose Pad - Statelinetack.com
I have a friend with one, it looks great! Unfortunately, it won't work all that well with a dressage saddle. I would NEVER use that in a competition, except maybe a jumper show. Just a warning.

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Interesting. I specifically bought an AP so I wouldn't feel trapped in it, like I do when I sit in a dressage saddle. I like that the AP has some deepness to it, but not enough that I feel as if I can't move.
Here is one I have. I mostly use it for trail riding (as I'm hesitant to use my new dressage saddle), but I jumped in it last year (nothing serious, just up to 2 feet) and it was OK - my front part (hm-hm) survived.
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I find AP saddles to feel like I am locked in. I have always ridden in a close contact saddle.

Kitten, I love your purple saddle stand. Your saddle is nice too.
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I do like that saddle, Kitten.
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Ha-ha! Thanks, folks! The good point about it it was a surprisingly good fit per my saddle fitter (even though it's not $5K, but way way way less than that ). It's pretty comfortable too (although I agree, it feel very deep/locked in, but from my experience it's also harder to get bucked off from than my former CC ).
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post #20 of 27 Old 01-27-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Tuffrider Basic Saddle Pad : Legacy Tack
Ok found this pad and it will fit. I measured the drop on the saddle. So does anyone know anything about this pad or this website? I'm going to this antique store that has a horse section in it because the guy owns horses. It has old and new stuff in it so its not all antique lol. But I'm going to see if they have leathers and stirrups there because I can probably get them for cheap. They usually have really nice tall boots there from 10-30 bucks too, so I might get those. But if anyone can tell me anything about the pad that would be great.

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