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post #1 of 13 Old 06-27-2008, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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should I get this dressage saddle?

I was looking on e-bay and found a dressage saddle on horselovers here is the ulr
http://cgi.ebay.com/Changeable-Gulle...QQcmdZViewItem

Its a cheapy one well they said it retails for like 400 and something but would it work for just ridding around the barn maybe use for shows. Im just worried about if its poorly made or anything like that. I want to save up for a saddle that's 2,000 but that will take me a while

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-27-2008, 03:45 PM
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First off good for you for making the plan to save and get a nice saddle. I wouldn't waste money on this one. $2,000 for a saddle is a lot so if you aren't planning to do serious riding and even if you are, there are LOTS of fantastic second hand saddles in the $1,500 range.Second hand saddles can be broken in already which is nice and it allows you to get a good quality saddle.

Something worth considering.
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-28-2008, 06:44 PM
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that's a very small dressage saddle too. Its about a 13" Western and my baby cousin rides in one of those. :)

If you don't plan on going serious, that would probably be fine.
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It is pretty small, but I think it's fine. :)

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-29-2008, 12:05 AM
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I couldn't see a brand on it anywhere - am I just blind today?
Honestly, forget this saddle. ANY saddle in the under $500 range is not a good quality saddle, and will NOT last.
You should be able to find a nice used saddle for around $500-$1000, save the $100 you'd be spending on this saddle and just get a nice used, name-brand saddle. (I know a Stubben in my store is priced at $900 obo, second hand, good condition.)


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post #6 of 13 Old 06-29-2008, 12:28 AM
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$400 - $2000 is quite a range in saddles! You don't need to spend $2000 for a saddle if you're just going to be riding around the barn and going to a few shows. But what you don't want to do is settle on something just because it's good deal. I find you often get what you pay for when it comes to saddles, and that's not a place where you want to skimp. I would recommend waiting and saving your money for a good quality used saddle.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-29-2008, 08:37 AM
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Dressage Saddle

Hi. Guess I will be tooting my own horn on this first post; I do intend to be a regular tho'. Please go visit my ebay store; I have a really good saddle, the final of a group I have sold. You must be a fit for a size 17 inch and I have had it on many breeds of horses. Note the price it began at and I AM selling it not keeping it...I would also like to begin some conversations aboout bits. I have both english and western background, have been a Teacher/Trainer for many years and just want to chat about the types of bits and what they can be expected to assist with in problem solving. Thanks and Happy Trails to each.. :roll: Naguru

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-16-2008, 11:19 PM
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I have riddein in that saddle and its sooooo coumfy.
My tranier has one and she loves it.
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-17-2008, 10:11 AM
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-17-2008, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I couldn't see a brand on it anywhere - am I just blind today?
Honestly, forget this saddle. ANY saddle in the under $500 range is not a good quality saddle, and will NOT last.
You should be able to find a nice used saddle for around $500-$1000, save the $100 you'd be spending on this saddle and just get a nice used, name-brand saddle. (I know a Stubben in my store is priced at $900 obo, second hand, good condition.)
Well said. Why are you saving up for a saddle that is $2,000? There are loads of saddle for half that cost that are fantastic :) I would save up a bit longer and get something really nice instead of those obscure brands that sell for next to nothing.
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