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post #1 of 19 Old 05-02-2008, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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saddle help...quality.

I am wondering what the best quality English saddle is at a less than $400 price range. Please HELP!

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-02-2008, 10:13 PM
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leather or synthtic

For synthetic I like Wintec...I've heard good and bad things on Wintec, but I've never had any bad experienced with it (unless the barn owner selling my favorite wintec saddle counts haha)

For leather I like Colliegiate (I'm sure I spelt that wrong)
I used to ride in one and it felt like I was riding on a cloud...it was so padded and awesome
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I prefer leather, it lasts a long time.

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I prefer leather, it lasts a long time.
both synthetic and leather can last just as long, but it depends on how good you take care of the saddle. Take good care of any saddle and it will last a long time...but if you don't, any saddle will not last
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For synthetics, I'd say Wintec. The newer ones have the nice Cair panels and Adjustable Tree.

For leather, in the $400 range, I'd go with something used that was Made in England, France, Germany...basically anywhere in Europe. You won't be able to get a new European saddle for $400, and I like used leather saddles because you don't have to break them in! Good brands could be Crosby, Stubben, Nelson Pessoa, Childeric, Hermes, etc.
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I've been looking on eBay and have found some great deals, but I don't know what size tree to get! I've never sized my horse. How do you do that?

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re saddle

I have always ridden with english leather although you won't pick a new one up for that there are some great second hand one's. You can buy a special strip that will bend to the shape of your horses withers and then take that with you to buy one
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I prefer leather, it lasts a long time.
both synthetic and leather can last just as long, but it depends on how good you take care of the saddle. Take good care of any saddle and it will last a long time...but if you don't, any saddle will not last
I know, I just meant that I personally prefer leather. Nothing wrong with synthetics.

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I've been looking on eBay and have found some great deals, but I don't know what size tree to get! I've never sized my horse. How do you do that?
I've heard lots of different ways to measure a saddle....remember that all trees can vary in size...one "wide" tree can be smaller than another "wide" tree.
Best way is to take a bendable peice of wire and bend it to the shape of your horse's withers...getting the exact measurements. Then measure where the tree would go (you might have to estimate)...so if you get 6.5 inches...that's the approx size you'll need. I'd suggest going maybe half an inch bigger just to be on the safe side though

Also make sure you can return the saddle if it does not fit, or you aren't happy with it
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What is the length for each tree size? Like, for example, a wide tree would be 8 inches, a reg. Tree would be 6 (these are just examples, I have no clue!)

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