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post #11 of 24 Old 02-15-2013, 08:34 PM
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When's your birthday?? That day can have many angles to aim from
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post #12 of 24 Old 02-15-2013, 08:40 PM
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Qhrider,

I hope it works for you. Paypal is the way to go. Talk to Creampuff, she used Paypal to pay me and did not have a credit card linked to it.

I admire your tenacity. I'd be proud of a daughter like you!
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post #13 of 24 Old 02-15-2013, 08:49 PM
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It makes sense why they'd be unsupportive... my parents gave me the same attitude when they heard I bought Sky two saddles (one dressage cause his old one did not fit anymore cause he gained a LOT of topline) and the western. They told me "you bought two?!?! Why?! You can only use one at a time??"

Well... they are used for different purposes.. it's kind of like having two pairs of shoes. Ones you use for hiking.. others you use for nights on the town.

So hopefully that alleviates your frustration towards them.

Now about your saddle.. do you know if it's going to fit properly? What if you get it and it doesn't fit? Maybe it's better to save up $$ and get a saddle that you can trial out and then buy when you feel that it's the right one.

Just a thought... we tried 4 different English saddles on Sky. Only one of them fit him right. The others seemed like they'd fit however upon riding in them and examining closely.. they would not suffice. If I went for the cheaper option that sort of fit.. he would have eventually hurt himself over time.

So maybe instead of jumping into it.. wait it out and get what you really want.
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post #14 of 24 Old 02-15-2013, 08:52 PM
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I would not buy a saddle without looking at it . You need to find the shipping cost , wether it be fed x, Ups or whatever shipping companies are in your area. Also You probably want to insure it . Rotten leather can be cleaned and polished to look good in a photo.
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post #15 of 24 Old 02-15-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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The saddle is a Thorowgood Synthetic and comes with the adjustable gullet and gullet plates. With 10 horses running around here, it should fit at least one.

"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"
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Whine & cry and stomp your feet Kylie. Always worked well for me.
I tried that already, Karen. It didn't work. Liar!
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post #17 of 24 Old 02-15-2013, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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It makes sense why they'd be unsupportive... my parents gave me the same attitude when they heard I bought Sky two saddles (one dressage cause his old one did not fit anymore cause he gained a LOT of topline) and the western. They told me "you bought two?!?! Why?! You can only use one at a time??"

Well... they are used for different purposes.. it's kind of like having two pairs of shoes. Ones you use for hiking.. others you use for nights on the town.

So hopefully that alleviates your frustration towards them.

Now about your saddle.. do you know if it's going to fit properly? What if you get it and it doesn't fit? Maybe it's better to save up $$ and get a saddle that you can trial out and then buy when you feel that it's the right one.

Just a thought... we tried 4 different English saddles on Sky. Only one of them fit him right. The others seemed like they'd fit however upon riding in them and examining closely.. they would not suffice. If I went for the cheaper option that sort of fit.. he would have eventually hurt himself over time.

So maybe instead of jumping into it.. wait it out and get what you really want.

I tried to explain with an analogy similar to your shoe one, and they still didn't get it... maybe it was cause they were just yelling at me to shut up when I tried to explain myself, because listening to what I have to say is apparently an inconvenience.

And my frustration isnt just with saddles... it's their attitude with me and horses. If I'm not doing what they want me to do, I'm doing it wrong.

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I tried to explain with an analogy similar to your shoe one, and they still didn't get it... maybe it was cause they were just yelling at me to shut up when I tried to explain myself, because listening to what I have to say is apparently an inconvenience.

And my frustration isnt just with saddles... it's their attitude with me and horses. If I'm not doing what they want me to do, I'm doing it wrong.
:/ some people are like that. So set in their ways that nothing else is remotely acceptable.

Yeah when people are like that, anything you say they'll just turn down.

One day you'll be able to carry on a conversation with them without them telling you to zip it. I know how frustrating it can be..

Sorry they're so controlling.. mine are the same way including just about EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF MY LIFE. From driving to studies to work to finances to relationships to my choices.

One day you'll be able to call your own shots without people being way unsupportive...

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English saddles are notoriously difficult to get a good fit. Having 10 horses can mean a saddle that fits NONE of those 10.

I should know, the saddle that I absolutely adore (a Schleese dressage saddle) fits absolutely nobody at the barn. 8 horses there currently and we've had a total of 12 in and out. Didn't fit a single one... My BO is finally selling it as she's given up on finding a horse and a rider that it works for.
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Are your parents horse people?

My parents aren't and they think I'm nuts for liking horses, and that horse people are nuts. I've learned to not let it affect me. Its hard for people that aren't into horses see like us....they tell me that sorta stuff all the time, "It's not my passion, so why should I care." kinda thing

Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die. Don't be scared, just enjoy your ride - Chris LeDoux
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