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    06-09-2013, 10:37 AM
Saddle Maker Help

Used Endurance "The American" Plantation Saddle 15" | eBay

I was hoping somebody would know something about this saddle. The maker, is the price good, etc. I am trying to take another shot in the dark at fitting my mare. I don't want to get burn cause If it don't fit her and my husband doesnt like it Im going to have to turn around and sell it.
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    06-09-2013, 10:57 AM

No idea who made it, not much info in the ebay ad.

Looks like and older style saddle with balanced internal centerfire rigging.

Without knowing more details from the seller no idea what kind of Horse it will fit or is it worth the asking price.

They take returns but shipping from seller to VA is 65.00, that adds up if it does not fit.

It may be a copy similar to this saddle American Saddlery Circle A 16" Endurance Saddle 805 and 806 -

I would want a lot more info from seller before thinking about purchasing it

    06-09-2013, 11:16 AM
Green Broke
I think Kevin is right. I have an older Big Horn endurance saddle (also owned by American Saddlery) and it is very reminiscent.
    06-09-2013, 02:40 PM
I have a hard enough time trying to fit my mare and I have dumped a lot of money into saddles. I have one now that fits very well but its also a very big saddle. She has a short and very wide back. My saddle now has a very big skirt and weighs close to 50lbs. I am trying to find a saddle that is going to take up a lot less space on her back but not go english. Australians will absolutely not work. I want an endurance or plantation saddle but I run into the same problem with them that I do the australians with the girth position being way too far back. So, if I buy another saddle I don't want to pay too much for something that I can't get my money back on.
    06-09-2013, 03:21 PM
Green Broke
My endurance weighs about 14 lbs. Fits my walker fine. I have trouble with the girth being too far back on my aussie too.
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    06-09-2013, 10:51 PM
Toosexy, google horsesaddleshop and download the free templates. Cut a stiff coathanger and form it to the horse's back behind the shoulder blades then complare it to the templates. You may need to go with a Haflinger saddle or draft. Problem with draft is the seat is 17", no smaller which means longer bars. Perhaps it's not a problem.
    06-10-2013, 11:22 AM
I have done a wither tracing on her multiple times and come out with 7 5/16".
    06-11-2013, 08:08 PM
Have you compared it to the templates? Free and downloadable. I'm wondering about a Hafflinger saddle and if Big Horn puts it out in leather cordura. (now American Saddlery) That would bring the weight down to about 20lbs. Have you checked their website?
    06-11-2013, 11:04 PM
I have never done it but I will. Do you have to get a 17" seat though? I am 6 1/2 months pregnant and my 16" seat is pushing to big for comfort. I'm trying to find a 15". I just bought a buena vista to try out ( I haven't received it in the mail yet) but I'm worried about how it will be as a trail saddle.
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    06-12-2013, 09:51 AM
Green Broke
My endurance saddle is a Bighorn that's half cordura, half leather. I doubt it weighs 14 lbs.
Mine is older. I do know it isn't as wide as toosexy4myspotz needs. I never measured it but the western saddle I have that fits my mare has more of a semi QH bar to it.

Fiddling around with the search on American Saddlerys site it seems like all the saddles that are extra wide start with 16" seats. I think I'd ask them if they have something like that.

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