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post #1 of 6 Old 03-03-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Would this be a good saddle?

So I want to buy an English saddle (my first time), and I was looking through the classifieds and found this one. It's $200 and comes with leathers and stirrups. Its a Harry Dabbs. I was wondering what that was on the knee block?? Should I be worried about that? I thought it would be good since it was a decent brand or should I go with the second saddle (doesn't come with leathers or stirrups and is $50 more but looks in better condition) Advice please!!

Note: I cannot afford any expensive saddles. The second saddle is a Intec.
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Apparently, the Harry Dubbs also has a tear in the seat.
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I would go for the second one as it looks to be in better condition. Stirrups and irons don't cost that much.
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I would go for the second one as it looks to be in better condition. Stirrups and irons don't cost that much.
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What do you want to do in english? Those are different purpose saddles so cannot really compare the two. Top one has a tear, you can clearly see it in picture. Not worth the money to repair it. Never heard of Intec but you don't need an expensive saddle to get a good saddle.

Just be aware that english saddles are harder to fit than western and are measured differently.
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I'd go with the second one it's in better shape. Depends on the fit for you and the horse and the purpose. The second one looks like a deeper seat with more knee block. Dressage saddles are deeper bigger than a flat jumping sadles all purpose fit in between but, never really suit either sport except hacking around for fun. Not my thing though I'm pure western.
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