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    06-27-2010, 01:31 PM
Need help!! Fixing new saddle cuts and broken things!

So while I was away I had someone exercising my horse so she was lunging his on a lung line and she says he bucked and the saddle slipped under him but there where witnesses who say that when the saddle was underneath him only the back cinch was still attached soo I have no idea what she was doing(ps western saddle) anyways so she didn't tell me about it and left my saddle in horrible condition also caked in mud and dirt until I got back. For the mud I'm just planing on gently cleaning it until it comes off but my problems are all my latigos are snapped and broken, I'm not sure where to buy replacements, also the saddle has deep cuts where the leather has actually been pierced some are around 4 inches long, what should I do for those? Also it's a roping saddle and the horn wrap is still intact but completely ripped off the horn, can I just super glue it back on?

Makes me soooooooo MAD!!! My brand new saddle I bought 3 weeks ago that was almost 4 grand is ruined, oh also I'm pretty sure the tree is still all good but how do I check if the tree is broken or not, if it is I think I will have a knife in my hands.
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    06-27-2010, 04:05 PM
    06-27-2010, 04:08 PM
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I would charge that person to PAY for a new saddle, or repairs. But After that I would try and find a saddle repair shop, or saddle maker (they would probably repair a saddle too)
    06-27-2010, 04:18 PM
Originally Posted by ridergirl23    
I would charge that person to PAY for a new saddle, or repairs. But After that I would try and find a saddle repair shop, or saddle maker (they would probably repair a saddle too)
Agreed, is this person a trainer or a friend of yours...?

You should take your saddle to a repair shop where they will be able to tell you the extent of the damage to your saddle, answer all your questions and repair it (unless it is beyond repair), AND I would definitely be sending the bill to this "someone"

Hope we helped,
    06-27-2010, 05:02 PM
This girl is my older sisters friend who exercises horses at a well known barn in my area, I had her out and watched her lunge my horses and I thought things would be okay because my horses are like tamer than tame and I was only asking for her to lunge in a round pen, but I guess not. And its so confusing because I asked her what happened and she says she was asking my horse to lope and he I quote "got mad or something and bucked" then the saddle slipped underneath him and he freaked out. I was like well I have around 10 witnesses who say that the front cinch actually came completely undone which means she had to have done it up wrong and it boggles my mind!

Yeah I asked her to pay but she claims its not her problem because if my horse wouldn't have "gotten mad or something" the saddle wouldn't have slipped and its my problem for having a "spookie horse"

Yeah im trying to find a saddle repair place or a saddle maker but I can find places that only do english. :(
    06-27-2010, 05:05 PM
P.S I looked at the back cinch today and you can tell which hole she had it on because its all messed up she had it on the 5th hole on one side and the 4th on the other, when I do it up its snug on the 1st on one side and the second on the other. When I go away again im just going to let my horses get fat, I don't think I would trust any one with my horses when im gone now.
    06-27-2010, 05:14 PM
It's unfortunate that this happened. I also think that the best bet would probably be a saddle repair shop or a saddle maker. You might end up having to ship it off to one if there isn't one in your area. I don't know what kind of saddle you have but if it is a good one, the repairs could end up being into the hundreds. I am unsure if you would even have a legal leg to stand on persay but if you really want her to pay for the repairs, you might want to just visit with a lawyer if they will talk to you for free.
    06-27-2010, 05:19 PM
Well sorry to be honest but your sisters friend needs to learn respect.

And a horse doesn't just "get mad", there has to be a reason. If I were you I would ask the witnesses if there was any noise (car backfiring...) or movement (tractor coming out from behind barn...) that could have spooked your horse.

Was your cinch damaged at all before you left? (I would be curious to see a photo of the "messed up" part if possible)

And lastly something doesn't add up with your older sisters friend, if she does work at a barn in your area (especially if it is well known -- they have a reputation to keep) she must AT LEAST know how to cinch a saddle. Please correct me if anything I have said is wrong but I think this friend is trying to hide something from you.

    06-27-2010, 05:20 PM
And for the saddle would it be possible for you to send it back to the place where it was made?
    06-27-2010, 05:23 PM
No im certain I would have nothing legal because she's already claiming if the horses didn't buck or spook or what ever but im pretty sure she didn't do something up right, thankfully I have found a saddle maker who will look at it and asses the leather but also the fleece and tree and everthing for $30 and then tell me how much after that. Here so hoping its just on the surface and theres no underlying problems!

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