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        10-25-2010, 08:25 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Saddles?

    As I explained a few times before, I'm new to the world of horses and I have no experience with saddles. I'm in need of a new english saddle. The only problem is that at the moment we don't have a lot of money to spend. I was wondering if there's any sites that have gently used saddles that are a good brand but are also a little low on prices. If you know of a a good site then please paste the link.
         
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        10-25-2010, 08:41 PM
      #2
    Started
    I love horseclicks and found a really nice english saddle Collegiate or Courbette, don't remember now but it was a CC saddle and my daughter hates those squared off backs. It was only like 2 years old and sold for $150. I should have bought it and just resold it :) someone got a great buy!
         
        10-25-2010, 08:46 PM
      #3
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by WickedNag    
    I love horseclicks and found a really nice english saddle Collegiate or Courbette, don't remember now but it was a CC saddle and my daughter hates those squared off backs. It was only like 2 years old and sold for $150. I should have bought it and just resold it :) someone got a great buy!
    Are you serious? That's really cheap for a 2 year old saddle. I'm guessing that Collegiate or Courbette is a good brand too. I should visit that site and see what I can find. Thank you!
         
        10-25-2010, 08:59 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    If there is one thing I can recommend, it is to have a professional help you find a saddle that fits. Not just a trainer or an instructor, but someone well versed in fitting saddles; the right saddle will make a world of difference in your horse. Think about it this way: it's an essential piece of equipment, like running shoes are to us. If we get a poorly fitted pair of runners, or ones that pinch or rub, or are too big or too small, it not only hurts, but it makes us run and walk funny. The same thing applies to saddles; if they don't fit well, they will hurt the horse. I've seen a mare start to exhibit signs of lameness due to a saddle that was pinching her withers- to the inexperienced eye, it looked like an okay fit. She had a deep muscle bruise and needed a few weeks off to recover before the owner was allowed to use any saddle on her again.
    Getting a saddle that truly fits your horse will be well worth the money.
         
        10-25-2010, 09:01 PM
      #5
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppyLuva    
    Are you serious? That's really cheap for a 2 year old saddle. I'm guessing that Collegiate or Courbette is a good brand too. I should visit that site and see what I can find. Thank you!
    Used " Courbette English Saddle for Sale - FREE Ads
    Is the saddle I was in contact with Janel with. It was not sold when she sent me more pictures on Friday night but when I was cleaning up bookmarks this morning noticed it was.
         
        10-25-2010, 10:34 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WickedNag    
    Used " Courbette English Saddle for Sale - FREE Ads
    Is the saddle I was in contact with Janel with. It was not sold when she sent me more pictures on Friday night but when I was cleaning up bookmarks this morning noticed it was.
    That one looks well cared for. I should look into that one.
         
        10-26-2010, 06:38 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Charis    
    If there is one thing I can recommend, it is to have a professional help you find a saddle that fits. Not just a trainer or an instructor, but someone well versed in fitting saddles; the right saddle will make a world of difference in your horse. Think about it this way: it's an essential piece of equipment, like running shoes are to us. If we get a poorly fitted pair of runners, or ones that pinch or rub, or are too big or too small, it not only hurts, but it makes us run and walk funny. The same thing applies to saddles; if they don't fit well, they will hurt the horse. I've seen a mare start to exhibit signs of lameness due to a saddle that was pinching her withers- to the inexperienced eye, it looked like an okay fit. She had a deep muscle bruise and needed a few weeks off to recover before the owner was allowed to use any saddle on her again.
    Getting a saddle that truly fits your horse will be well worth the money.
    This needs repeating. Please, for the sake of your dear horses back, find a fitter. Online, or in person but someone that walk you through the process of finding the correct configuration for you and your horse.
         
        10-26-2010, 08:40 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rumba12    
    This needs repeating. Please, for the sake of your dear horses back, find a fitter. Online, or in person but someone that walk you through the process of finding the correct configuration for you and your horse.
    Thank you for your concern and refresh. It is always good to repeat upon something good that has already been said.
         
        10-27-2010, 10:45 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    Try Buy, Sell, Trade Saddles, Trailers, Show Clothes, and More! - TackTrader.com Classifieds
    It's a used tack side, kinda like craigslist but for nothing but tack, you can find some good saddles on there cheap.
         
        10-27-2010, 07:25 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Luvs2jump    
    Try Buy, Sell, Trade Saddles, Trailers, Show Clothes, and More! - TackTrader.com Classifieds
    It's a used tack side, kinda like craigslist but for nothing but tack, you can find some good saddles on there cheap.
    Thank you very much for the link! It will be helpful to me.
         

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