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    08-08-2008, 02:35 PM
  #11
Green Broke
The older pessoas (the better quality ones) were made in France but I think the new ones are made in argentina. I'd look into it! Most hunter people ride in either the Gen-X or the A/O. One has a deeper seat then the other. The Blythe Tait is an all purpose eventing saddle though, so I wouldn't recommend that.

I found my Delgrange through ebay. I watched an item that didn't sell, and then emailed them an offer. So I got an almost $4000 saddle for only $1800! Never oiled, barely broken in! (she was in a huge hurry to sell) I think it rides very similarly to a Devoucoux (if not better!) but that's my personal preference. I also got an almost brand new Antares for only $2400. Even the Antares dealer said I got an amazing deal. Good luck!
     
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    08-08-2008, 02:36 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Just a note.. the french made saddles (Antares, Devoucoux, Delgrange, etc) tend to run small. I'm a 16.5 in most saddles, but a 17 in the french brands.
     
    08-14-2008, 11:33 AM
  #13
Weanling
So I rode in my trainers Thornhill for my lesson yesterday and I loved it. I did feel the difference in my position and it was a great saddle to ride in. So now I am on the lookout for a good deal on one if I can find it. I

Just a side note, my trainer also had the jointed stirrups on her saddle so I rode in those and I didn't notice any difference at all from the regular stirrups so I think they might be money wasted on me. She also had the cheese graters and those I did notice a difference on so I have a pair coming in the mail.
     
    08-14-2008, 01:42 PM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by IrishRider
So I rode in my trainers Thornhill for my lesson yesterday and I loved it. I did feel the difference in my position and it was a great saddle to ride in. So now I am on the lookout for a good deal on one if I can find it. I

Just a side note, my trainer also had the jointed stirrups on her saddle so I rode in those and I didn't notice any difference at all from the regular stirrups so I think they might be money wasted on me. She also had the cheese graters and those I did notice a difference on so I have a pair coming in the mail.
yay another one converted lol! I have the jointed stirrups too, but I have a really bad ankle so if I didnt use them I wouldnt be able to ride. For some people it helps others it doesnt. My friend has a problem keeping her heels down but when she rides in my stirrups she doesnt but i'm so glad you like the Thornhills and you can b assured they last soooo long and stay in great shape.
     
    08-14-2008, 07:56 PM
  #15
Weanling
Yeah I am excited. I need to sell my saddle first before I can really afford one but unless something happens to sway me in a different direction I plan on getting a Thornhill.
     
    08-15-2008, 06:38 PM
  #16
Foal
I have some Thornhills for sale - new and used. My customers LOVE them.
     
    08-16-2008, 11:38 AM
  #17
Foal
I have one on the website for $500 off..... http://gallopinggrape.com/protrainer...secontact.aspx
There's also a used one, here for $390. http://gallopinggrape.com/lucindagre...oodsaddle.aspx
     

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