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post #1 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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In need of a saddle (advice?)

I'm really in need of a saddle. The one I had been using had a broken tree. Right now I'm borrowing my barn manager's English saddle. I like it, and it's comfortable, but its not mine. I really need a saddle of my own and its annoying to always have to borrow someone else's. Sometime in the future I would love to get a really nice close contact, but for now a cheap, but comfortable all-purpose will do. Where should I look? How do I know if it fits? Please help.

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 05:08 PM
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www.gallopinggrape.com is filled with nice, inexpensive english saddles - new and used
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 08:07 PM
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I have 2 english saddles for sale. One's an HDR pro event seat size 19" with a medium tree. Can come as a complete set of stirrups, leathers, saddle pad, saddle cover, and girth.
Tom bought it and only sat in it once. It has been sitting in the house on a saddle rack for almost a year

The other is an Ovation Close contact. Seat size 16.5" medium tree.
This is the saddle I use, so it's broken in and very comfortable. Only thing is that i've outgrown it :( There are wear marks where the stirrups would go and on the billets, but everything else is in great shape.
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How much are you selling them for? You live very far from me though, and I don't know if they would fit my horse ...

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 09:08 PM
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the HDR, is I believe.. have to ask Tom... $800 for the saddle.. and $950 for everything

The Ovation, i'm not sure on the price since it's used.. but i'm asking $700, though i'm not 100% firm.

And I totally understand about not being sure if the saddle will even fit.
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-16-2008, 10:42 PM
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Unless you get a saddle fitter to go and see you horse you will never know for sure if it's going to fit your horse:)
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-17-2008, 02:29 AM
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are you any where ottawa?, there
A place called apple saddlery
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-17-2008, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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I'm about 10 hours away from Ottawa.

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-19-2008, 12:37 PM
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Ebay.

I think some people there will give your money back if it doesnt fit.
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