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        11-13-2007, 04:59 PM
      #11
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    One thing, tack shop websites are not off limits. I actually bought my last used saddle from a tack shop in Washington state. They had a trial policy, so I was able to return the saddle if it didn't fit (luckily, it did). You still might have to pay return shipping...but it broadens your options considerably.
         
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        11-13-2007, 09:37 PM
      #12
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    The regency all purpose?, sorry to say this but it's a cheeply made saddle, had one fell part, theres a reason why the price is marked down on it, I have a tack shop cat in fron t of me and the hdr look's really nice, it's better to spend a little extrea the having to spend a whole lot on a new saddle after a cheep one falls apart, scarry to say that at one time my stubben cost more then it did for me to by my 2nd hand pick up truck.....lol
         
        11-13-2007, 10:19 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I have two......

    English saddles! I have a Passier G/P which is more of a close contact actually. I usually use that one for shows, it was a gift to me so I am not sure how much it would cost to buy, it was only used about 10 times prior to me getting it. It's a bit hard in the seat but you can really feel your horse.

    My second saddle is a Throughgood Synthetic Dressage saddle, and OMG I LOVE that saddle! It's SO comfy and fits a variety of horses because of the way it's flocked. Yes, I have shown in it too! I don't show B or A circuit shows so yes, you can use Synthetic saddles. :)

    I'd just keep your eyes open, you're likely to find the right one soon! I've gone through 5 English saddles before becoming happy in the two I have now. But then again one could really NEVER have too many!!!! LOL
         
        11-14-2007, 03:01 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
    ...scarry to say that at one time my stubben cost more then it did for me to by my 2nd hand pick up truck.....lol
    Kind of like how I spend more on my horse's board than I do my own rent! :roll:

    And I agree....Regency=bad news

    It's really best to try out a bunch of saddles before you find the perfect one. I have a habit of buying used, good name-brand saddles on eBay like crazy when I see them going for cheap. Then I try them out. I've probably gone through about 30 saddles and have finally found "the perfect" saddle (for me & my horse). I usually clean up the saddles and take good photos and can re-sell them on eBay for more than I paid for them. Of course, you have to have a few hundred bucks laying around to play the eBay game!
         
        11-14-2007, 04:04 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Haha well im definitely not going to buy a saddle in the thousands because riding horses isn't the only thing I do & I only ride them like 2-3 times a week.

    Omg I have this list of all theses saddles & im marking off all the bad ones so ya... I also found a good sight called horsetackreview.com so I've been looking at like what every 1 has been saying about the saddles..
         
        11-15-2007, 07:30 AM
      #16
    Showing
    Don't trust that tackreview site much. I checked it when I was looking for western, and all review for, say, Abetta saddle were great. However I did try several different Abettas on my saddle search and neither fit me nor my horse. So I'd say opinion depends on particular person a lot.
         
        11-15-2007, 04:13 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Ooo00000oooooo ok... that's helps. Im going tack shopping sometime so im just going to try a WHOOLLLE bunch of saddles out lol
         
        11-16-2007, 07:17 AM
      #18
    Foal
    What about the Bates saddle brand? I heard it had pretty soft leather and scratches easily but idk.
         
        11-16-2007, 07:53 AM
      #19
    Showing
    Good luck! It's a real fun to try out all those saddles under you on rack. You'll just feel so much difference with each! :)
         
        11-16-2007, 10:56 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Ok well I tried out a lot of saddles but I wasnt to wild about a lot of them. & well my dad has been reading a lot about saddles & stuff & he found a bates caprilli for 1,000 on ebay & like it was brand new & brand new 1's usually sell for about 1,800 so he thought was a GREAT deal so he bought it today.i didnt think he would buy something in the thousands but he did & he told me im not getting anything from him & my mom for christmas & my b day lol.o well it is probably worth it. It will probably come in a few days so i'll tell you how it rides & all. Thansk for the help!
         

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