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        12-27-2013, 06:18 PM
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    well, maybe you got lucky. Time will tell.
    This was my thought. I hope (for your and your horse's sake) that you lucked out. Unfortunately, many people really DON'T know what a good saddle is or what good leather feels like. I fear that you'll realize in a year or so when your horse is sore and the saddle is falling apart that you're out $200 and have to start your saddle search from scratch :/
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        12-28-2013, 04:47 AM
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    Yearling
    Hmm... Time will definitely tell. I wonder what the flocking is like.

    If I were you, I would watch that saddle closely. You get what you pay for and I doubt it will last long... Well not as long as well made, high end saddles anyway. Please do show us some pictures.
         
        12-28-2013, 10:58 AM
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    Yearling
    I can not post pictures on my phone for some reason, but if you want to see it it's on my profile under pictures, the album is named Tack.

    Sorry I am making it a little difficult.
         
        12-28-2013, 11:04 AM
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    Yearling
    I know it looks like a crooked tree on some agles but I promise it's not. I have had an expert look at it, the stitching is just a little off.
         
        12-28-2013, 01:29 PM
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    Weanling
    Looks like what it is to me - cheap. If I were you I would have spent my money on a decent second hand saddle - there are nice second hand Stubben's going on eBay for 125 ($205) like this one: Stubben Romanus Leather Saddle | eBay

    Second handers like that may not look as smart to begin with, but will scrub up really nicely, and a make like Stubben are practically sure to last you a lifetime. My boss has one that she got in the 70s that she still uses today, and is still as comfortable as ever. All it needed was good upkeep (cleaning regularly) and reflocking every once in a while.
         
        12-28-2013, 01:50 PM
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    Foal
    I think the OP should put up some pictures of the gullet channel.
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        12-28-2013, 02:27 PM
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    Weanling
    I'm surprised that you ended up getting a package deal even though plenty of HF members advised against it (and made suggestions for used ones at about the same price). I hope your saddle ends up working out for you, but I would be astonished if it ended up fitting correctly and lasting for a while.
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        12-28-2013, 02:35 PM
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    Showing
    I have dismantled both a high end from England and one from India. It is what you don't see. The low end's tree broke in less than 50 rides. The high end broke after 50 years of jumping. The wood part of the tree, the seat is bare wood on the low end saddle. This means it is subject to insect attack and humidity. The humidity will cause the tree to warp. The high end is well protected so high humidity and insects are never an issue. The metal that spans the pommel and attaches to the seat is very poor quality metal and brittle while the other is of spring steel and resilient. There's more but this should give you an idea.
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        12-28-2013, 02:43 PM
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    I'm surprised that you ended up getting a package deal even though plenty of HF members advised against it (and made suggestions for used ones at about the same price). I hope your saddle ends up working out for you, but I would be astonished if it ended up fitting correctly and lasting for a while.
    We advised against it after OP had already ordered one.
         
        12-28-2013, 02:45 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by jumanji321    
    We advised against it after OP had already ordered one.
    I thought it was a different one that she didn't end up getting
         

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