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post #1 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle opinions

Im thinking about trading/selling my saddle and buying a new one. Anyone have opinions on good saddles?
I ride hunter/jumper. I was looking at M. Toulouse or Henri de Rivel, but also Kincade or Camelot- on the cheaper end. Dover had reviews that the Camelot was pretty good but what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 04:09 PM
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It would help to have an idea of a price range you would like to be in, as well as if there are any particular fit issues for you or your horse, since certain saddle brand styles fit differently.

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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ah yes I forgot :)
Im looking to spend about 1000max, im trying to pay for a new car too.
I ride a 16h irish sport horse mainly, pretty normal withers height, fits my medium tree saddle. I want something close contact for hunter/jumper of course.
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I would gladly pay for a used saddle too :)
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ah yes I forgot :)
Im looking to spend about 1000max, im trying to pay for a new car too.
I ride a 16h irish sport horse mainly, pretty normal withers height, fits my medium tree saddle. I want something close contact for hunter/jumper of course.
Irish horses tend to be big shouldered, legacy of their ID ancestry. Please don't buy a foam/felt panel CC of whatever make - it won't fit very well. And I'm surprised he's medium, though it's not unknown.

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I have foam panels and it fits
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Elven, personally I'd stay away from Camelot or Kincade. It would be much better idea to look at the used one but a good brand instead.

P.S. I love my MT. Another similar price range you can look into is Collegiate. And I've heard very mixed feedback about HDR saddles.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-10-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hehe I've ridden in my old trainers MT and it was AMAZING! But I could do with saving as much money as I can while getting something good
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