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    08-15-2011, 11:18 PM
  #1
Yearling
Thoughts on a Germania 17" ?

So here's a picture of what the saddle looks like. This is what it looks like on the websites. This saddle usually runs for around 1300, a lot of different sites have it listed at different prices. Well anyways my friend is going to sell hers to me for 500!

She said it is a medium wide tree, so I'm pretty sure it will fit Cowboy. And also, she is going to come down and let me ride in it before I buy it, and she trains horses and all so she will be able to tell me if it will fit and everything :)

Have any of you ever used this kind of saddle? I'm just wondering because I don't wanna spend 500 on a saddle that isn't worth it, or not comfy, or has a lot of problems. Any help would be appreciated :)

And also since I don't ride dressage, I don't have any dressage pads, and I'm not sure if she is going to sell/give me pads/girth lol.. But could I used a normal square pad, like this ? Rider’s International Quilted Saddle Pad With Piping < All Purpose & Close Contact < Saddle Pads < Horse Tack | Dover Saddlery. I have about 10 of these lol, blue, different blues, a one white one with pink, the list goes on haha!

Here's the picture.. And also here's a picture of her riding with it on her horse Charlie..if I'm going to get in trouble with her picture on here, please tell me so I can take it down!
     
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    08-16-2011, 12:34 AM
  #2
Yearling
Bump :/

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    08-16-2011, 06:37 AM
  #3
Showing
Is Germania the brand? Could you post the link, please? I've never heard about the brand frankly.

As for other stuff you need a dressage pad and dressage girth for the saddle (not A/P / CC). Something like this RomaŽ Ecole Flower Diamond Dressage Saddle Pad < Dressage < Saddle Pads < Horse Tack | Dover Saddlery. or Rider's International Cotton Dressage Saddle Pad < Dressage Saddle Pads < Horse Tack|Dover Saddlery. (BTW I have Roma (not from Dover though) and really like it).
     
    08-16-2011, 09:21 AM
  #4
Yearling
Thanks haha, I got happy when I saw someone replied :) Here's the ad's I keep finding. I think the saddle is called a Thornhill Germania Klasse.

THORNHILL GERMANIA KLASSE DRESSAGE SADDLE

And I'm not too big on dressage yet so I've never heard of the brand either, but I know most of the brands for Close Contact and All Purpose.

Do you have any suggestions about this saddle lol? :)
And yeah I did a search about the pad thing, and people were saying as long as the sides were long enough then it would be okay, but I'll just buy one for Cowboy's sake
     
    08-16-2011, 11:00 AM
  #5
Showing
Oh, THAT one... Yes, I loved Klasse when I tried it - so comfy! I'd get one myself if it'd be a good fit for my horses. Unfortunately it was too wide, so instead I bought Vienna II by Thornhill. Very nice saddle too (I use it for year so far).

Just want to add Klasse is really build towards wider horses.

I really like this pad: Browsing Store - Roma Quilted Dressage Pad (I got white one for shows). Despite it's being on cheap side it's actually nicer than my more expensive pads.
     
    08-16-2011, 12:22 PM
  #6
Yearling
That's a good price (: And hopefully the tree will fit Cowboy, he has nice withers, I'm pretty sure my saddle is a medium wide tree.

And also, would you ride in this saddle normally, not like hard core go trail riding everyday saddle lol, but for working on dressage with him? I use my other saddle for everything, trail rides, jumping, we've even been in the water with it even though it's leather lol..it's a no name so it's not a big deal.. BUT my mom keeps telling me, why get a show saddle when you aren't even going to show yet!? And I'm like mom, I can show in my other saddle too because I keep a cover on it, so it's staying nice, so it's not like riding in this saddle not in a show will mess it up right?

^^The big question for that is, should I only ride in this saddle for shows, or can I ride in it when I wanna get my dressage on haha :)
     
    08-16-2011, 12:28 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by lubylol    
That's a good price (: And hopefully the tree will fit Cowboy, he has nice withers, I'm pretty sure my saddle is a medium wide tree.

And also, would you ride in this saddle normally, not like hard core go trail riding everyday saddle lol, but for working on dressage with him? I use my other saddle for everything, trail rides, jumping, we've even been in the water with it even though it's leather lol..it's a no name so it's not a big deal.. BUT my mom keeps telling me, why get a show saddle when you aren't even going to show yet!? And I'm like mom, I can show in my other saddle too because I keep a cover on it, so it's staying nice, so it's not like riding in this saddle not in a show will mess it up right?

^^The big question for that is, should I only ride in this saddle for shows, or can I ride in it when I wanna get my dressage on haha :)
Well... I don't use my dressage saddle for trail riding (because I have A/P I bought several years back I don't care about much, so I just use it), but I know bunch of local people do. I wouldn't jump in it , but then again I remember people on forum posting pics of jumping in dressage saddle (tiny jumps, of course). I use it almost every day in ring (sometime on 2 horses), lessons, and shows (just clean it day before the show and it looks great).
     
    08-16-2011, 02:29 PM
  #8
Yearling
Haha alright sweet, thanks :)
     

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