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Best Saddle For A Beginner Who Is Going To Do Hunter Under Saddle?

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    03-20-2014, 08:13 PM
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Weanling
Best Saddle For A Beginner Who Is Going To Do Hunter Under Saddle?

After much talking with my trainer, we agree my horse needs to learn western before english. And I should start in hunter under saddle, which I like. I have a price limit of $250 for a saddle. I need suggestions. I also have not ridden english before. So I am a beginner with it
     
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    03-21-2014, 02:37 PM
  #2
Weanling
Anyone? Please
     
    03-23-2014, 01:46 AM
  #3
Foal
In that price range, you'd be better off looking for a used, but higher quality saddle. Something new in that price range will likely be inexpensively made and unlikely to fit the horse, or you, well.

I'd recommend looking for used Crosby saddles, especially the old Prix de Nations. You could also look for older Collegiate saddles, you maybe able to find a style with knee rolls/padded flaps more easily in that brand. A used Henri de Rivel (HdR) may also drop down into that range and those are slightly more modern in styling than the other saddles I listed, while still being decently made.
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    03-23-2014, 12:17 PM
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Trained
I agree with what KWPNowner says. I often see used Crosby's in that price range. It might be better for you to pay a saddle fitter to come out and make suggestions rather than just guess. That way, you don't have to spend money on a saddle only to find out that it doesn't fit the horse.

I have to point it out but hunter under saddle IS a style of english. If your trainer thinks your horse should learn western before english yet you should start HUS, don't you see a little hole in the trainer's plan?
     
    03-23-2014, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
I agree with what KWPNowner says. I often see used Crosby's in that price range. It might be better for you to pay a saddle fitter to come out and make suggestions rather than just guess. That way, you don't have to spend money on a saddle only to find out that it doesn't fit the horse.

I have to point it out but hunter under saddle IS a style of english. If your trainer thinks your horse should learn western before english yet you should start HUS, don't you see a little hole in the trainer's plan?
I'm also confused as to what the game plan is... you can't really start by doing western with the horse and HUS for yourself at the same time

To answer your question, I would go with a used saddle of a decent brand. In particular, plain flap saddles sell for pretty cheap nowadays. Consider looking for a used Collegiate, Stubben, Crosby, etc. Don't go for a cheap no-name saddle, or for a "starter" saddle package with saddle, bridle, girth, and pad for about $200. NOT worth the money in the long run, and may sore your horse.
     
    03-23-2014, 02:25 PM
  #6
Weanling
You guys got confused. Sorry if I explained wrong. I have always ridden western. But I want to do English and Western. My horse is being broke. Because she is 6 years old, in a western show she would be expected to be ridden with one hand. Which wont happen anytime soon. So it is easier for us to start her English, as she can be ridden two handed, and shown this year. I am learning to ride english on a different horse. I hope this helps the confusion. I just realized I typed it wrong. I meant english before western. I was really tired when I typed it up
     

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