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  • Should I buy a saddle for a lease horse
  • If i part lease a horse do i use my saddle

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    10-23-2011, 10:50 PM
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I bought a saddle pretty early on in my leasing life. I WANTED a saddle, and I had to have one. It fit many horses, not all, but I got a lot of use and satisfaction out of it, so don't be shy about that. To own a saddle is a very distant , but undeniable, second to owning the horse itself. AND, knowing what saddle fits your lease horse, you can even look for the same make or size, used. Budget 400$ for that or a bit more.

Bridle is nice. Get a really good bit $150 to 200, and get good leather reins.

Grooming tools? Ang! Use the barns. There is no romance in grooming tools, unless you have small hands and the barns are uncomfortably large. Then get ones that fit you.

Good boots and Half Chaps! Tall boots are very price, but half chaps work like tall boots and are much cheaper. Half chaps $50 to 100

Breeches. I love full seat leather, but that's me. $85 to 120

Saddle pad and girth $140
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    10-24-2011, 01:32 AM
Yearling seems we think a lot alike Im estactic that I HAVE to buy a saddle, its the next best thing to signing my lease papers!

I do have paddock boots, and half chaps, but in brown...if Im going to show I will eventually buy some tall black boots, but will hold off on that as I want to get the horse tack first...although now that you mention it, I have been wanting to try full seat breeches, and since I don't have light tan to test in....

It took every kind of willpower not to go get a bridle today with the Olsons 20 percent coupon going on this weekend, but I have to pick up a saddle, girth, irons and leathers first..
    10-24-2011, 01:44 AM
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When I bought that Crosby dressage saddle, I put it on the arm of the sofa and sat in it and smelled and polished it. It was a thing of beauty.

I eventually sold it and now have a Klimke. It fits a lot of horses. I am not sorry I bought it. I do regret, however, being kind of foolish and buying an endurance saddle online from CL. It doesn't fit any horse I ride, so I must find someone to buy it from me.

I still go to Olsons and oogle all the Passiers. That would be my choice, if I had the money.

Good luck on your lease and the upcommimg show season of next year!
    10-24-2011, 08:32 PM
I would buy the basic equipment that will make your life easier - grooming stuff, boots if you're tired of searching for clean barn ones, saddle pads if you're tired of stiff, grungy barn ones. I wouldn't spend a lot of money on high dollar tack for a horse that was not going to be with me long term, but I might buy an inexpensive set to ride in for the moment.
    10-24-2011, 10:20 PM
Ok Enjoy your stuff
    10-25-2011, 12:00 AM
I lease and well I went a little crazy when I went tack shopping. Some of the tack that I got replaced old tack that I no longer use. I got a saddle, a bunch of saddle pads, first aid kit, buckets, bath supplies, first aid sprays etc. a bridle, a tack trunk, halters, lead ropes, fly gear, tack cleaning supplies, grooming kit, and any other little odds and ends a horse may need. The only thing I did not buy were a girth which I want to get because I am not a fan of the one he has and I want to get a bit because I want to have 2 complete bridles. So basically I bought everything except blankets as if I owned him.
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    10-25-2011, 12:09 AM
Nicole - do you plan on owning a horse one day? I'm trying to justify my upcoming purchases with the fact that in a couple years I will own a horse (same breed which hopefully could use the same saddle, but if not I wont cry over it). I'm hoping most of what I buy now I can use for quite some time.
    10-25-2011, 12:11 AM
Yes I do. I am only 23 and am going back to school in a year so at this moment in my life a lease was the best option for myself and a horse that I could have potentially purchased. I still have stuff from when I first started riding, I just can't seem to come to terms of parting with it, so I do plan on keeping everything that I bought for this horse.

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