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post #11 of 18 Old 08-23-2008, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Cloudy, I haven't really considered an aussie saddle, although they were never officially ruled out. I think that one would definitely be an option, but I don't know anyone who can vouch for the better brands. I haven't heard of any of the names I have searched before. You mentioned Down Under...I looked for a company website, but I think all I found were general aussie saddle sale sites, nothing official. Do you have a site address? What are some other reliable brands to look for?

I don't have an unlimited amount to spend, but it is worth it to me if I know it makes my horse comfortable, makes me comfortable, and LASTS!!!
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post #12 of 18 Old 08-24-2008, 07:10 PM
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www.downunderweb.com

www.aussiesaddle.com

And try www.horsetackreview.com for reviews of many saddles.

My Aussie DOES fit me, it just needed to be more forward than I was putting it. It was canting forward the way I had it. However, I still think it's low on her withers, but I have to send pics. I also will need a breast collar if I keep it bc there is no way it is staying where it should be. I got a Kimberely Poley from Down Under for $590 and it seems decent. The seat has a nick in it, nothing major, and it probably won't wear as well as a pricier one, but it looks lots better than my cheapie one. They also had cheaper ones, and much more expensive ones. Like I said, the Aust Stock Saddle Co probably has better ones, but most were out of my price range.
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post #13 of 18 Old 08-24-2008, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, Cloudy. I am really going to check into those reviews to see what is said about each major brand!
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post #14 of 18 Old 08-27-2008, 10:43 AM
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http://www.downunderweb.com/store/sa...s_fitment.html

This link I just saw, should take you to down under website where they have pads for Aussie saddles that can be fitted for a lopsided horse if you go that route and still have some issues.
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post #15 of 18 Old 08-28-2008, 03:03 PM
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Hello again Cloudy! Ah treeless, now you're heading in the right direction. I really feel for you - and that Aussie saddle... when you are ready to try Treeless, let me know. I can ship you my trial saddle so there will be no doubt.
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post #16 of 18 Old 08-28-2008, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Cloudy! I have doen some online searches and haven't been able to find pads with the removeable shims yet!

Grape, I would love to try a treeless...I have no idea what to expect with one another than improving my balance! Tell me what I need to do to trial one!
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post #17 of 18 Old 08-28-2008, 03:17 PM
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Call or PM for more info, but basically, you pay shipping ($35) and I'll send out our trail saddle, which is the AZ. We hold your credit card, if you like the saddle, you ship it back to us, and we'll ship out a brand new one. Ultimately, you'll pay shipping three times, plus the cost of the saddle if you like it. If you are looking at a used consigned saddle, you pay shipping ($35) and if you like it, you just keep it and we bill your card!
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-28-2008, 07:05 PM
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http://www.trumbullmtn.com/Other_Pages/asymmetrical.htm
http://www.american-flex.com/shim%20use.htm
http://www.american-flex.com/pads.htm

Not sure how helpful these will be.

Hello, Grape! If I decide to go treeless I will definitely be bugging you, since Barefoots were something I had considered. Melinda, if you trial one of these keep us posted.
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