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post #1 of 8 Old 09-07-2011, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, I have a new saddle that I absolutely have fallen in love with. I have the money to spend on it and buy the saddle but I am curious if anyone knows much about the make of the saddle and if it's a good saddle.

I am looking to buy a new saddle as my old saddle just isn't fitting me as much as I'd like it too It's a beautiful saddle but doesn't fit me in the least bit and I definitely need a new saddle for me and for the sake of my horse. Actually, the saddle I have now is actually screwing me up for my riding and I have terrible chair seat because of it.

Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Kincade Close Contact Saddle
This is the saddle I so badly want... Hoping to get some good views on it so I can order it tomorrow or the next day :)

Any help is taken into consideration and highly appreciated :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-07-2011, 01:38 AM
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I would wait until you have another job before you purchase another saddle, honestly.
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-07-2011, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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I appreciate the honesty. I have another couple of jobs lined up, meaning one of them is good enough that I might start tomorrow night so I'm not worried, that's actually why I posted this thread asking for the advice on the saddle. I have enough in the bank that I can afford the saddle and still have enough money without having to be worried.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-07-2011, 01:51 AM
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Kincade are not the best saddles. They are cheap because they are made cheaply.

They don't fit a lot of horses, I would definitely be having a saddle fitter look it over before you rode in it if you went through with the purchase.

I have a synthetic kincade that is pretty much just a training saddle. Used to get the horse used to having a saddle on more than anything else. I have one horse who fits it well enough to be ridden in it.

If I were you I would pass and look at either laybying a new better quality saddle, or buying a used nice saddle.

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I thought you were a bartender?

Regarding the saddle, do you know that specific one is going to fit him? I'd hate to see you buy something and then not have it fit.

Also, I would save up a little more and buy a nicer quality used saddle. You will probably get much more use out of it and it will just be a much better overall experience for you and Beau.
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As far as I've heard, Kincade are just hardly better than the no-name "starter" sets.

I, too, would save for something nicer that's gently used.
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Again, I appreciate the honesty everyone.
It's sad because I think it's an absolutely gorgeous saddle (at least what they make it look like on the website)

However, my local tack shop and a girl that rides down the block from me has the same saddle and she says she loves it and uses it at local horse shows. *HeadDesk* I am getting so different opinions.

In regards to trying it on Beau, I agree I wouldn't want to get him anything that didn't fit him or anything and I would most definitely be bringing in a saddle fitter to check it if I did happen to buy it. I am going to see if my friend can bring hers over and try it on him and just see for that "just in case" I will also be looking into buying a better and newer/used saddle either way, for some reason I am really in love with that saddle. Don't ask why, I laid eyes on it and was like *grabby hands*

Dressage, if you read my other thread "what to do about my job" you'll see that the whole thing changed. I was a bartender, than got into dancing and bartending occasionally at work, however I got fired from there and in line for a new job that I am 97% sure I'll be starting tomorrow night, the manager is just looking at the schedule so that's also why I am looking into a new saddle because I can FINALLY afford it.
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beu, I would't recommend getting Kincade. If you are short on money look into the used (but good brand) one instead.
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