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    11-22-2009, 02:00 AM
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Weanling
Quality of Thorowgood Saddles?

I am trying to find an inexpensive all-purpose saddle that is good enough quality to be safe. I found this Thorowgood saddle on Ebay, and I was wondering what, if any, kind of experiences you have had with this brand?

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    11-22-2009, 02:09 AM
  #2
Started
They're very nice-looking! I'd love to see what people say about them too.
     
    11-22-2009, 04:25 AM
  #3
Foal
They are very good quality for a synthetic and my saddler says better than the Wintec brand
     
    11-22-2009, 08:24 AM
  #4
Weanling
I was going to buy a Thorowgood for my horse, they are very good quality and look like real leather. The saddlery ordered me one, but it never arrived, and I ended up buying a second hand leather saddle which has been a bit of a disaster...
     
    11-22-2009, 09:27 AM
  #5
Foal
I owned one about 15 years ago and at least at that time, they were excellent. I sold it along with all my other horse stuff when I got away from horses for a while, but have regretted it ever since! Very comfortable, easy to maintain and super light-weight. One reason I liked it so much was that I felt very secure in the seat.
     
    11-22-2009, 11:54 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by FjordFan    
They are very good quality for a synthetic and my saddler says better than the Wintec brand
Totally agree. While I do not personally own one, a good friend of mine does (she's at the same barn). She tried endless saddles on her horse looking for a good fit (including a Wintec) and ended up purchasing the Thorowgood.

Side by side, the Thorowgood is a better quality saddle. Very attractive saddle for a synthetic. If you're considering one, I really suggest that you give it a try. I believe she purchased hers from Dover Saddlery online. She has a changeable gullet in hers as well....a nice feature.
     
    11-22-2009, 10:08 PM
  #7
Showing
I never tried one, but friend of mine owns one and she really likes it (and it fits her wide horse very nicely too).
     

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