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    02-27-2012, 09:28 PM
  #21
Weanling
When are you getting the horse? (Congrats by the way)

It may be worth it to just wait until you have the horse so you don't eat up your entire budget on a saddle that doesn't fit. Most used saddles in this price range don't come with a trial period, so you may end up with a saddle you need to resell quick before you can buy another one.
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    02-27-2012, 10:03 PM
  #22
Foal
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Originally Posted by livestoride    
When are you getting the horse? (Congrats by the way)

It may be worth it to just wait until you have the horse so you don't eat up your entire budget on a saddle that doesn't fit. Most used saddles in this price range don't come with a trial period, so you may end up with a saddle you need to resell quick before you can buy another one.
Not sure if were getting him, were going to look at him this week to see if he will be a good fit for me.
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    02-28-2012, 05:45 AM
  #23
Showing
B2R, I'm going to talk to you like I would my daughter ... why are you in such a hurry to buy a cheap saddle for a horse that you don't own yet?

Wait until you have a horse so that you can get the proper fit and in many cases it isn't unusual to spend more money on the saddle then the horse. A cheap saddle will have a very poor tree that is prone to breaking or may be warped. The leather is typically like cardboard due to their tanning process and resale of the saddle is nonexistent.

You are going about this the absolutely wrong way.

That is how I would tell my daughter - but I'd have a few expletives in there and would say it more forcefully then I could here.
     
    02-28-2012, 06:20 AM
  #24
Foal
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
B2R, I'm going to talk to you like I would my daughter ... why are you in such a hurry to buy a cheap saddle for a horse that you don't own yet?

Wait until you have a horse so that you can get the proper fit and in many cases it isn't unusual to spend more money on the saddle then the horse. A cheap saddle will have a very poor tree that is prone to breaking or may be warped. The leather is typically like cardboard due to their tanning process and resale of the saddle is nonexistent.

You are going about this the absolutely wrong way.

That is how I would tell my daughter - but I'd have a few expletives in there and would say it more forcefully then I could here.
Could you please tell me where in the heck I said I was in a hurry to buy a saddle?? I never said that, you guys asked my budget and I gave it. That's what my husband is willing to pay, I just wanted to know about these 2 saddle brands. I never said I was going to go right out and buy it. Also, if I bring him home this week and wait, say a couple months to get a saddle, that's a couple months I wont be able to ride him. I had got an arabian last year to ride english and got her before the saddle. I couldn't find one that would work for me, so I figured I could just ride her western. Well at 20yrs.old and never being rode western, she didn't respond to kindly to the western saddle. I didn't want to end up in the same situation, since I was underage at the time, my mother decided to give her to some kids for 4h use. So no, im not in a rush to ride english. I've been wanting to do it for a long time. Now me and my husband are financially secure I am able to start lessons and begin a path of english riding. But if my husband puts a cap on my budget, I have to respect that. If he can't spend $400 on a new pair of golf clubs, he's certainly not letting me spend it on a saddle.
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    02-28-2012, 06:37 AM
  #25
Showing
An inexpensive set of golf clubs won't hurt his hands but a cheap saddle can and will hurt your horse. You could very well end up with a horse that is acting up stemming from a poorly made saddle.

The fact that you are looking for a saddle so you can ride a horse that you don't own yet tells me you are in a hurry. I can understand the meaning of a budget but maybe you need to wait a bit more.

That is just my opinion, you can take it or leave it - but that is what way over 30 years of experience has taught me. I've done what you are doing and I'm passing along experience.
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    02-28-2012, 06:57 AM
  #26
Foal
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
An inexpensive set of golf clubs won't hurt his hands but a cheap saddle can and will hurt your horse. You could very well end up with a horse that is acting up stemming from a poorly made saddle.

The fact that you are looking for a saddle so you can ride a horse that you don't own yet tells me you are in a hurry. I can understand the meaning of a budget but maybe you need to wait a bit more.

That is just my opinion, you can take it or leave it - but that is what way over 30 years of experience has taught me. I've done what you are doing and I'm passing along experience.
Im just that, looking. I haven't bought anything, I was simply looking for information on 2 saddles I was looking at to buy in the future. The owner of the horse im looking at said he isn't hard to fit and rides in a regular tree. Most of the horses I get just require a regular tree, so i've never had a problem buying a saddle then getting a horse. Also, lets say, you go to look at a horse, turns out the owners saddle wont fit you? So.. you can't ride said horse your looking at, 95% of the people I know always test a horse in there own saddle. Yes, you could borrow a saddle, but if your just starting out, not many people are going to know to many people in which are willing to trust them with there saddle. Therefor, its very common for people to buy a saddle, prior to the horse. Then if it turns out the saddle doesn't properly fit, you have 2 options. Sell, or get a correction pad for the saddle. I'm certainly not knocking your experience, I respect that. But my mom also has 30 years experience, and in her 30 years she's had no problems riding a horse in a $150 saddle. So though I understand your experience with having problems, I also know people who have not had problems. It doesn't make one of you wrong or right, everybody has had different experiences. That's just how life works, what may have not worked for you, may work for me. You may have not found a decent saddle for cheap, but believe me, they are out there.
     
    02-28-2012, 09:54 AM
  #27
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Born2Ride    
Im just that, looking. I haven't bought anything, I was simply looking for information on 2 saddles I was looking at to buy in the future. The owner of the horse im looking at said he isn't hard to fit and rides in a regular tree. Most of the horses I get just require a regular tree, so i've never had a problem buying a saddle then getting a horse. Also, lets say, you go to look at a horse, turns out the owners saddle wont fit you? So.. you can't ride said horse your looking at, 95% of the people I know always test a horse in there own saddle. Yes, you could borrow a saddle, but if your just starting out, not many people are going to know to many people in which are willing to trust them with there saddle. Therefor, its very common for people to buy a saddle, prior to the horse. Then if it turns out the saddle doesn't properly fit, you have 2 options. Sell, or get a correction pad for the saddle. I'm certainly not knocking your experience, I respect that. But my mom also has 30 years experience, and in her 30 years she's had no problems riding a horse in a $150 saddle. So though I understand your experience with having problems, I also know people who have not had problems. It doesn't make one of you wrong or right, everybody has had different experiences. That's just how life works, what may have not worked for you, may work for me. You may have not found a decent saddle for cheap, but believe me, they are out there.
What you just said and are looking for are two different things. They are trying to tell you that you should look for a used, at least decent saddle, if that means the saddle is older, who cares?! But you are talking about cheap, poorly made, not even worth the shipping price saddles. They are trying to tell you to slow down take your time looking and find a brand that is generally praised in the price range you are looking for, they are out there. And I have never heard of anyone using their own saddle to try a horse because no saddle fits every horse, and correction pads are not the way to go.
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    02-28-2012, 11:52 AM
  #28
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Originally Posted by SullysRider    
What you just said and are looking for are two different things. They are trying to tell you that you should look for a used, at least decent saddle, if that means the saddle is older, who cares?! But you are talking about cheap, poorly made, not even worth the shipping price saddles. They are trying to tell you to slow down take your time looking and find a brand that is generally praised in the price range you are looking for, they are out there. And I have never heard of anyone using their own saddle to try a horse because no saddle fits every horse, and correction pads are not the way to go.
I am looking in to nicer brands, which is why after given the input I kept looking and didn't take further interest in the other 2 saddles. Also, I myself, always bring my own saddle, because every time I've went to look at a horse they ask "did you bring your own saddle"? Also correction pads were designed to help fit the saddle properly. It may not be the way you go, but several people do. Like I said, everybody has there own experiences. These just happen to be mine.
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    02-28-2012, 11:56 AM
  #29
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Born2Ride    
Im just that, looking. I haven't bought anything, I was simply looking for information on 2 saddles I was looking at to buy in the future. The owner of the horse im looking at said he isn't hard to fit and rides in a regular tree. Most of the horses I get just require a regular tree, so i've never had a problem buying a saddle then getting a horse. Also, lets say, you go to look at a horse, turns out the owners saddle wont fit you? So.. you can't ride said horse your looking at, 95% of the people I know always test a horse in there own saddle. Yes, you could borrow a saddle, but if your just starting out, not many people are going to know to many people in which are willing to trust them with there saddle. Therefor, its very common for people to buy a saddle, prior to the horse. Then if it turns out the saddle doesn't properly fit, you have 2 options. Sell, or get a correction pad for the saddle. I'm certainly not knocking your experience, I respect that. But my mom also has 30 years experience, and in her 30 years she's had no problems riding a horse in a $150 saddle. So though I understand your experience with having problems, I also know people who have not had problems. It doesn't make one of you wrong or right, everybody has had different experiences. That's just how life works, what may have not worked for you, may work for me. You may have not found a decent saddle for cheap, but believe me, they are out there.
If you think it's as simple as "This horse takes a 'regular' tree (regardless of the fact that regular/medium/standard means different things to different saddle makers)," then your first step should be to learn more about how to properly fit a saddle.

I am also willing to bet that the Arab mare didn't object to your western saddle because it was western, but rather because it didn't fit her.
     
    02-28-2012, 12:25 PM
  #30
Foal
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Originally Posted by DraftXDressage    
If you think it's as simple as "This horse takes a 'regular' tree (regardless of the fact that regular/medium/standard means different things to different saddle makers)," then your first step should be to learn more about how to properly fit a saddle.

I am also willing to bet that the Arab mare didn't object to your western saddle because it was western, but rather because it didn't fit her.
It is possible it didn't fit her, but I didn't have the chance to find out, since my mom rehomed her. We got her for english, she wasn't being rode for english, and as soon as we put the western saddle on and went to cinch she wasn't having it. I've rode 1 saddle on multipule horses, then when I got my twh I sold my saddle for something more fitted to us both with a rounded skirt (which I was adviced to get from a twh breeder).. It was a $75 synthetic, don't know the brand name, and it fits her back fine. When I wrote the owner of tb, that's exactly what she told me "regular" tree then she listed the brand names of the saddles he's been rode in. So im obviously not the only one who uses that word.

Im also going to be working with an instructor and im sure she will be able to help me fit a saddle. Im not sure how all this got wayy off topic. I simply wanted to know if silver fox and derby were any good. There obviously not, there off my list, im moving on to other brands. Im being rediculed for something I never even purchased, im looking at better brand names, while still remaining in a good budget for myself. Im going off the knowledge I've been given from my parents and from when we use to board. I welcome advice, but making me feel like backyard trash because I can't afford $400 or so dollars, isn't helpful. More like hurtful. Im getting the help from the tbs owner who is a h/j trainer, and also my own instructor. All I asked was are these 2 brands ok, and can you show in a synthetic saddle. Then I got told I shouldn't even ride english until I can properly afford it. Im just looking at saddles at a decent price! That there, is telling me, I will not find a good saddle for a low price. Which is bologny. I've so far seen stubben, crump, crosby and wintecs going for $200-$250. So im sure I can stay within a decent budget, and still get a good saddle.
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