Originally Posted by Speed Racer
What about used, NBE? I got my Stubben for a great price, and I love that it's vintage. My ultimate goal is a German made one, but my almost 40 y/o Swiss made rocks.
That is what I have been looking for. There is almost no point in buying a Schleese new, they are fully adjustable anyway and they hold their value. Which is where the issue comes. They hold their value. Used Schleeses are between $2000 - $3500. Same with CWD. I've eyed Bates but after hearing they tip people forward that wont work.
I like Stubbens but they generally don't fit me well.
I haven't thrown in the towel. But I keep thinking that where the Thorowgood is adjustable when I open my own school in a couple years I can retire it to the school as I will have gotten the money for the saddle I want. Sadly I am just in a rush right now to get one as "my" saddle is now being used on a new horse at our barn. My saddle came with my horse on a loan, its a Schleese fit to her. But since another horse needs it(and its my coaches so I can't say no) we keep running into the "who is riding bareback today?" game. Not something I am open to doing on bratty as she is not a very happy girl in the winter. None of the saddles in our barn fit bratty mare either so now I am faced with needing a new saddle quicker then I thought