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post #41 of 43 Old 07-24-2009, 12:27 PM
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Oh yeah, and I'm shopping for a nicer saddle for my mare right now (cuz the Big Horn is gettin' kinda scuzzy and looks terrible out in public LOL) and I'm already on saddle #2 in the buying process cuz the first one didn't fit. }:{
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post #42 of 43 Old 07-24-2009, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Liberty Valence View Post
I don't have any tack shops around here, either. Well, we do but they're for the rich folks. lol (and even though the prices are through the roof, the tack is so shoddy!!). Besides, with the internet, you can get better price deals on the name brands, or even slightly used. "Retail" pricing is a joke anymore, but you take the risk in the saddle not fitting (which you're going to do anyways unless you haul the horse to the shop with you. lol)

My daughter started riding when she was 5. She's 6 now and she's a LITTLE girl. She only weighs 40 pounds and she's short. (she's a gymnast, so it's perfect for her). I sat her in my old kiddie saddle. She was absolutely swimming in the seat, so I had to find her one she fit in.

...the problem, though, is that she rode a foundation stock Morgan - with the big rain barrel belly and the monster neck. Plus, to make matters worse, she insisted that her saddle be hot pink to match her bridle and breast collar (and pad, boots, and helmet cover) - and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on it cuz she'll outgrow it in a few years. The biggest problem I ran into was finding a tiny seat on a saddle for a full-sized (and then some lol) horse. She takes a 10" seat and still has room to grow. What a mess!!

These companies don't realize that not every kid rides a pony. Tiny little girls DO ride giant horses (and do just fine). I went through 4 saddles before I found one with a seat that fit her and a tree that fit him!...and I even found it in hot pink. =D

(I made the money back though...sold them on Ebay and actually made more money on each one than I had spent) ;^)

WOW thats awesome! glad things worked out and your daughter got what she wanted as well :) thats a nice ending! I was almost dead set on buying a Rocking R (like the show saddle pictured) but in a training style because I loved my saddle and it USED to fit Classy perfect. But now with her gaining all the weight and now turning into muscle and her being 5 years older she has gotten broader with age not sure if it will fit once she is at a blanaced weight. So hopefully the training saddle that I bought thats a Rocking R fits her if not I dont think I would have a hard time selling it for what I paid for it. I'm not not very computer literate when it comes to selling things online LOL. I really hope I dont have to sell my show saddle either and try to find another one. Show season will be starting up Sept here and go through spring so I'm not sure how much luck I will have with trying to buy and sell saddles throughout that time...we shall see :)
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post #43 of 43 Old 07-24-2009, 08:09 PM
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My mare did that on me. She was never really scrawny, just average. But then she hit 10 yrs old and *poof* her rump turned into a solar eclipse and the rest of her looks like the Incredible Hulk. LOL
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