Information on saddle brands - Page 5 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 45 Old 02-28-2012, 10:53 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NW Houston, TX
Posts: 1,360
• Horses: 2
Good luck with your search! And remember deals are out there!

Sully ~Sullivan's Fly Supply~ [17.1 TB] RIP 2/24/14
Rio ~Camperio~ [18.0 Oldenburg]
SullysRider is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #42 of 45 Old 02-28-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 237
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by SullysRider View Post
Good luck with your search! And remember deals are out there!
Thanks, i agree, im just waiting to strike gold lol.
Born2Ride is offline  
post #43 of 45 Old 03-07-2012, 01:25 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
• Horses: 0
Starter Saddle

I'm a saddlefitter, and I agree that both of your saddle options aren't very good choices, both from your horse's perspective and your comfort. I think you would be better off if you wait a bit and find something that costs a bit more but would be more suitable. You can find nice used older style Crosby or Stubben saddles quite inexpensively on eBay or other used equipment websites, and it would be a better option for you. Or if you wanted to try synthetic, used Wintecs are quite inexpensive as well and work well for many horses, and are available in several styles. I have seen a couple of Rivella saddles recently for about $300 in excellent condition, and they are also nice.
bigbaboo is offline  
post #44 of 45 Old 03-07-2012, 01:37 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 1,136
• Horses: 0
Just for info - the Thorowgood saddles with adjustable gullet are suffixed '3D'. The previous T4 and T6 models (without the suffix), with various tree shapes, were downsizable by 1/2 and 1 tree width using a system Thorowgood called 'Fish', basically plastic inserts which slid into pockets beneath the tree points. These enabled you to buy a Wide tree and convert it to a Medium Wide or a Medium. Prior to this the saddles were fixed-width.

So you're likely to find a mix of the three types, depending on age, when looking at used saddles.

Cavalrytales Blog

The battle that never ends is the battle of belief against unbelief - Thomas Carlyle
unclearthur is offline  
post #45 of 45 Old 03-09-2012, 10:55 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 40
• Horses: 6
as a few people have said, you can get an old, decently cared for saddle for virtually nothing these days. I have one that came with a retired eventer, it's 40 years old and still the most comfortable thing I've sat on that doesn't have a 1000$ price tag attached.
I'm not sure what's available in america but I found about 10 of these old saddles in a 2nd hand online tack shop in the UK, they were around 50. You may find it cheaper to just get something like that shipped because even new synthetic english saddles aren't worth bothering with.
CattanWolf is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Saddle Brands Lauradod Horse Tack and Equipment 4 11-30-2011 09:38 PM
Saddle Brands Southern Belle Horse Tack and Equipment 9 10-31-2011 05:34 PM
$650-800 budget for saddle. Best brands to look for? BarrelWannabe Barrel Racing 34 07-18-2011 07:35 PM
Saddle Brands - please, help! kitten_Val Horse Tack and Equipment 8 11-10-2009 08:28 AM
Top Saddle Brands Moxie Horse Tack and Equipment 1 11-03-2008 10:17 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome