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post #1 of 18 Old 02-12-2012, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yay or neigh? Saddle *If I won the lotto*

Ok So I've been drooling at this saddle for so long. So Yay or Neigh? Is it worth the money? If I had the money this saddle would be mostly for flat, jumping, and trail.

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any one have an opinion on this saddle???

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Totally worth the money in my opinion. :) BUT if you're not super duper seious about getting into jumping, there are cheaper alternatives while still not dipping into the cheap economy saddles...
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Totally worth the money in my opinion. :) BUT if you're not super duper seious about getting into jumping, there are cheaper alternatives while still not dipping into the cheap economy saddles...
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well I'm a horse trainer so I am super serious, so in other words it's going to get used a lot! I want to save up and buy the one of the best I can with out spending more than $2,500.

It will also be used for showing but that wont be super often.

For a cheap started saddle what would you recomend? I'm searching for a good used one at the moment, since that seems to be the best rout. I recently had to sell every thing I had because I sold my mare when we built our house. We couldn't afored to build a fence and couldnt find any place to keep her, when I sold her I fell into some crazy depresion and sold every thing because it made me feel worse. Now I'm starting over that I have my head back on write.

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A starter saddle as in one to start horses in? Or a first buy? I guess it doesn't really matter, make sure to buy to fit yourself and your horse, if you're gonna be riding on multiple horses, I suggest a saddle (like the bates you posted) with an interchangeable gullet system. The cheaper synthetic version of the Bates saddle, made by the same company, is the Wintec. They're super easy to clean and hold up pretty well. They retail around 600$.

Most of the Wintec saddles are black, but they do make brown, and in some shows black tack in the hunter ring is somewhat frowned upon, but I wouldn't expect any trouble finding a store that sells the brown model as well.
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A starter saddle as in one to start horses in? Or a first buy? I guess it doesn't really matter, make sure to buy to fit yourself and your horse, if you're gonna be riding on multiple horses, I suggest a saddle (like the bates you posted) with an interchangeable gullet system. The cheaper synthetic version of the Bates saddle, made by the same company, is the Wintec. They're super easy to clean and hold up pretty well. They retail around 600$.

Most of the Wintec saddles are black, but they do make brown, and in some shows black tack in the hunter ring is somewhat frowned upon, but I wouldn't expect any trouble finding a store that sells the brown model as well.
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My old saddle was actualy a wintec. I loved it, but some people say stay away. :/ If you go to my profile, I think my saddle is still in the album. lol

I ment started saddle as in a good one to start with till I get the money for a higher end saddle.

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If you're not in the mood to go back to Wintecs, used all the way! You can usually find a good used saddle on horseclicks for a decent price, look for stubben, crosby, pessoa, etc. I also looove the mondega saddles. New; the Amara model is around 1500$, you should be able to find used for around half that.
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If you're not in the mood to go back to Wintecs, used all the way! You can usually find a good used saddle on horseclicks for a decent price, look for stubben, crosby, pessoa, etc. I also looove the mondega saddles. New; the Amara model is around 1500$, you should be able to find used for around half that.
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I likes my wintec, but I broke my tail bone 8 years ago. The wintec seat is not soft enough for my pore butt after a while :P

I rode in a BO's german leather saddle....OMGGGGGGGG my butt was on a cloud. She paid $5000 for it 20 years ago O.O It was a custom saddle, but still wow thats a lot of money!

My first saddle ever was a crosby! It was nice, but really old.

I don't think I've ever herd of mondega saddles? Sounds like a really nice saddle. I'm have to keep my eyes peeled for one.

I learned to ride from a really good trainer, but all I learned was how to train, ride, and win because it made her look good when her students cleaned up the A raited shows. It also sold horses since she was a broker. When I got my own horse, man I learned a lot. lol.

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I'm not sure if Mondega is only carried by Greenhawk up here in Canada, maybe not, they're not the most popular things, but comfy they are.

You could always just stick with the Wintec and get a Cashel seat cushion, or sheepskin seat-saver, but they really aren't the most aesthetically appealing things either. ;)
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