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    11-10-2011, 01:54 AM
Question Need Help finding a new saddle please! (english)

I have always had a harder time in my wintec then my trainers other older saddles so I went to the local saddle shop and found that the "twist" of wintecs is too wide for me.
I am thus searching for another saddle that I could actaully get secure on,
I currently have a older leather german saddle on trial (will use tomorrow) that is comfortable (Sattlerei Kloster Schonthal is what the saddle says) its in good condition, its 270.00
Or I found this saddle
Kincade Close Contact Saddle Brown -
Which is a little more but new.
Does anyone have any experience with this saddle?
Or have any recommendations? I would like to stay below 500.
17" seat, narrow to medium tree, close contact and/or all purpose
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    11-10-2011, 11:43 AM
Kincade is a junk (I can't believe **** review rating, I wonder if SS makes it up). Yes, I've seen it in Dover - indeed low quality leather (and I bet tree is no better). Any new leather saddle for that price will be junk. If your budget is low better look into used ones but good brands.
    11-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Yes yes! I agree. You're better off going for a quality used saddle than a cheap new one. You can find some really nice ones used on ebay or even craigs list if you're looking for some thing local. I recommend finding something you really like in the tack shop and then looking for similar model used.

Bates saddles are supposed to be pretty good if you're wanting to stick with the gullet change system, and you can find nice used ones on ebay in the 400-500 range pretty easily.
    11-11-2011, 07:23 AM
I agree with the other comments. Kincade doesn't get a very good rating in the UK either and if you want a comfortable seat you need to opt for a better make.

I use a Bates Caprilli general purpose saddle on my mare. It's the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden in and everyone who's sat it in has said the same thing. They're not a cheap saddle but are extremely well made and with the changeable gullet system they're easily adjusted when the horse changes shape.
    11-11-2011, 04:19 PM
I tried out two used saddles my size but they both didnt work they where a Cosby? And a stubben.
What about this saddle?
Camelot Close Contact Saddle < Hunter/Jumper Saddles < Horse Tack|Dover Saddlery.
CL had nothing but I totally forgot ebay :P im going there now lol
    11-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Henri De Rivel Club Close Contact Saddle -
Henri De Rivel Club All Purpose Saddle -
Little pricier but worth it? > HDR Memor-X Close Contact Saddle -
    11-11-2011, 10:38 PM
Oh, boy, I believe Camelot is even worse than Kinkade. Or at least about the same.

HDRs have mixed reviews. Some models are quite bad. However the last one I've seen in Dover was nice looking one (leather including) BUT it was pricey (like $1000).

Stubben and Crosby don't fit my horses either (I tried new and older). What kind of horse you have? It is too wide? Too narrow? I'd look into Collegiate or M Toulouse.
    11-12-2011, 12:26 AM
Look for a used Thornhill (if you can find one). I have a 24K pro Jumper and it's the most comfortable English saddle I've ever ridden that wasn't custom made.
    11-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Green Broke
Whats wrong with the used German one ? You already tried it, you liked it, it is in your price range and probably a much better saddle than you are looking at new.
    11-12-2011, 09:09 AM
Have you looked at any used Bates. They are realy conffy.

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