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post #1 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Status?

I have about $300 to spend on a saddle. I've heard the Status saddles are okay for every day riding. I'm just wondering your opinions. This is the fully loaded status saddle I've found:

http://www.mordiallocsaddlery.com.au...d&productId=47

I just want opinions!

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 06:09 PM
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never heard of it before ... lol. Sorry..!


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post #3 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 06:32 PM
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I know you were looking at the AP saddle, but I found a review for the dressage saddle
http://www.horsetackreview.com/review-display/2349.html
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 07:31 PM
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The cut of it bugs me...its tagged as an ap saddle, but it looks like they just put a slightly more forward flap on a dressage saddle. If you plan on jumping at all, I'd look for something else.

Personally, I would not buy it...but on the other hand, I would take a synthetic over cheap leather any day (the oft-mentioned brands will remain nameless :P )
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 07:35 PM
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I have a friend who owns a status saddle, actually she sold it. Its quite uncomfortable to say the least. I would look for something else.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, well is there a saddle that anyone can suggest for around 300 or a little bit more? Is the Wintec AP 250 a good saddle? I'm going to be riding about 3 times a week, maybe 4. I'm not going to be riding hard either. Mostly flat work with occasional jumping. Not high though, my horse is 24-ish.

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 09:41 PM
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I would recommend checking out Ebay. I'm sure you can find a used saddle that has much better craftmanship. I have seen older Crosby's and such on there for around $300. Go for a good brand in an older saddle. The quality makes all the difference in the world.
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I just entered in a contest to win a Stubben Juventus S youth saddle. Cross your fingers for me! I really need it! I'll look on eBay later though. I'm not looking to buy it right now, just when I save up the money. I might get more than 300.

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-28-2008, 09:03 AM
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Gah, there's a very nice looking Stubben Roxane up on ebay right now...I wish I had an excuse to buy it

http://cgi.ebay.com/USED-17-5-STUBBE...d=p3286.c0.m14
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-28-2008, 10:08 PM
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Why don't you go for a secondhand saddle? You can get quite good ones from reputable saddleries. We recently bought a nice leather one for our pony for about $400. I'm sure they'd have cheaper ones though.

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