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post #1 of 8 Old 08-15-2011, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 08-16-2011, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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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).

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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
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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.

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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 :)
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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).

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haha alright sweet, thanks :)
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