My India saddle is amazing! - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 33 Old 12-28-2013, 02:47 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,634
• Horses: 2
She thought it was a hoax, but the shipping was just delayed.
jumanji321 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 33 Old 12-28-2013, 02:53 PM
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,117
• Horses: 1
Looked at the pics from OPs album and from the second picture the tree looks like it's close to popping out of the pocket. Not good at all.

For your horses sake I hope it works out but I'd watch him like a hawk and do back soreness tests on him often. Any tiny signs of him being off and eliminate the saddle. Also, don't try and tell yourself that it is some other aspect than the saddle or talk yourself out of that as the reason just because you are excited about it and like it- I've been there and ultimately in that case it's your horse that will suffer the consequences.

Good luck

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Ninamebo is offline  
post #23 of 33 Old 12-28-2013, 03:43 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 5,652
• Horses: 1
What others said. The saddle really looks just like one of those things that are made from plastic, stiff cardboard, stuffed with carpet wool and rags. It does look like there's something going on with the tree. Please, be very observant and careful, this saddle could harm your horse big time.

I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.
/James Wright/
Saranda is offline  
post #24 of 33 Old 12-28-2013, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 992
• Horses: 4
It was already bought when I posted that thread, but I didn't know because it was a gift.
Posted via Mobile Device
myhorseisthebest is offline  
post #25 of 33 Old 12-28-2013, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: colorado
Posts: 992
• Horses: 4
I will definitely watch him closely, if it starts to give him something bad I will toss it that second.

Thanks all.
Posted via Mobile Device
faiza425 and RedAce like this.
myhorseisthebest is offline  
post #26 of 33 Old 12-28-2013, 11:48 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 713
• Horses: 0
I'm glad you're happy with your saddle!

I have a cheap India saddle too. I bought it second hand and while the person I bought it from claimed it worse worth a lot of money I could tell by looking that it was not the case. However it has worked out very well over the past year and is very comfortable on my butt. I hate riding in other saddles now. Will it hold up? Who knows. It was in budget and has suited my needs. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another of the brand.
boots likes this.
tinaev is offline  
post #27 of 33 Old 12-31-2013, 04:58 PM
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Hello Canterklutz. It was me that took that saddle apart. The photos say it all. The saddle looked fine on the outside, but it was a disaster when I opened it up. There is NO WAY would I ever ride and risk my life with one after seeing that.

Last edited by Jake and Dai; 12-31-2013 at 06:12 PM. Reason: removed link
wastetech is offline  
post #28 of 33 Old 01-01-2014, 08:42 AM
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Hi Canterklutz, I am the owner of the website that you mention in your post and I stripped the Indian saddle down myself.
It looked fine from the outside but the tree quality and construction were not only appalling but very dangerous to both horse and rider! NEVER ride in one of these saddles unless you have had the top removed to check the things that you CAN'T see!
wastetech is offline  
post #29 of 33 Old 01-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 4,602
• Horses: 5
I got a saddle from India. Its a nice looking saddle but not a using saddle. Its not even, one side sticks out more on one side of the pummel than the other. I CANT find a horse it will fit, at all, ever. The bars are QH but It pinches the withers of all horses, but at lease it has high wither clearance. The fenders have managed to "melt" to the tree so you cant adjust the stirrups anymore. The D rings are going to be yanked off the saddle as the "leather" holding them is splitting bad. We got what we paid for but it worked for a first saddle. It now sits in my room for decoration :)
KigerQueen is offline  
post #30 of 33 Old 01-04-2014, 08:45 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW UK
Posts: 10,794
• Horses: 0
Many years ago when I was a slip of a child I had a very nasty accident when show jumping a pony. He was not the easiest of rides jumping and I was determined to get him around the course. At the last fence, a double, he tried to stop but I rode him on and he cat jumped. I knew something was wrong and I landed ahead of him with the saddle underneath me. The strapping that goes over the tree holding the girth straps had snapped. It was a nasty tumble and I was stretchered out of the arena.
The saddle was an English one, old well cared for but the strapping was a hessian type material that had worn through.
Having seen several of these Indian saddles stripped down and never having seen one that could be deemed as useable, I would hate to hear of another accident such as mine.
Foxhunter is online now  

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
Horses and India mkaul Horse Boarding 2 01-12-2013 10:05 AM
India <3 Dressagequeen16 Horse Pictures 0 09-07-2012 04:02 PM
Let's try this again...I present India :) kailiejaykiss Horse Pictures 20 01-20-2012 06:10 PM
Update on Little India *pics* CinderEve Horse Pictures 9 01-10-2011 10:53 AM
Purchasing a horse in India Jatt Horse Talk 7 01-27-2008 12:18 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