Lookie! I got a new saddle! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 03-21-2009, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 175
• Horses: 0
Lookie! I got a new saddle!

So, the S.O. And I went to a local area 4-H tack sale today, 'just to look around'.


Ha! Yeah, I started seeing dressage saddles. Everywhere. One was $3100! Others were cheapies that were in the $200 range and lower. Some with twisted trees, some that were REALLY beat up.

I found one I wanted, for $200, and it was straight, with a little cosmetic damage. The seat was VERY deep though. This saddle oozed quality, and I could only guess it to be a Stubben, or Passier... It had no brand on it. You could tell it wasn't chincy.

I kept returning to it, yet, couldn't bring myself to talk the dealer down.

The last booth we entered had a Wintec. The BO where I keep my mare has a Wintec that I love to use. It has the ultra sued flaps and seat, and I love it because it helps keep me stable. (old back injury, and no pun intended.)

So, the price on this one was $125. We got them to take $100. Great deal, and if it didn't fit Ojibwa, I could always sell it on Craigslist.


Mine.


So, now I have my very first dressage saddle. I have an all purpose, but its more for jumping and such.

We just got back from the barn, and the saddle fit both of us perfectly! She even rounded up, carried herself, and was a great girl even though its been since October since she has been under saddle.


I'm so happy!


BTW, this is a HORRIBLE picture of me!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG00124-1.jpg (84.6 KB, 52 views)
Jane Honda is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 03-21-2009, 07:58 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,850
• Horses: 2
Congrats on your "new" saddle! I have a wintec AP and love it as does my mare. Don't you LOVE deals!

BTW, you look great in the picture, love that smile!
Walkamile is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-21-2009, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 175
• Horses: 0
Thank you! Garsh...



Yeah, my mare for some reason, doesn't like dressage saddles, so I am just going to make riding in it fun and relaxing for her. This one fit her very nicely, I could tell with how she relaxed and rounded up...

Did I mention, I'm excited?
Jane Honda is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 03-21-2009, 09:13 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA.
Posts: 10,793
• Horses: 2
Lucky you, congrats! It looks nice!!!

Success comes a [bit] at a time.
PoptartShop is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 03-22-2009, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 175
• Horses: 0
Thank you!




Stoopid rain.



We don't have an indoor where she is at... *sigh*
Jane Honda is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-22-2009, 05:19 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sundre, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,285
• Horses: 0
Congrats! I wish I had a new saddle!! :(
FGRanch is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-22-2009, 08:42 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,465
• Horses: 1
Yay!! Congrats! New saddles are always a blast. It's really pretty.

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11



Jubilee Rose is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Saddle for sale! And wanted saddle! chelssss(: Tack and Equipment Classifieds 10 11-08-2009 03:25 PM
western saddle hunting...opinions on this saddle SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 14 06-15-2008 05:49 PM
theraputic saddle pad? Also saddle fit pictures SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 5 05-01-2008 05:00 PM

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