Originally Posted by DraftXDressage View Post
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. Posted via Mobile Device