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    10-26-2009, 09:01 AM
Jumping saddles?

Posting this one for the friend... :) She's looking for the jumping saddle, so is wondering who is using what (and why) before putting some money in (she used HDR in lessons before). Please, share!

P.S. My own experience is limited to just one saddle (BdH), which was not very successful (didn't fit a single horse being horribly narrow). So it's not the best one to share anyway....
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    10-26-2009, 09:25 AM
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Well I just got a Collegiate Convertible Senior Event saddle and LOVE IT!! I am very short (5'1" and only 110 lbs) and have trouble fitting into most Close Contact saddles...every darn one I tried and I tried a LOT of them!! So the Collegiate is a jumping saddle that's kind of a hybrid between CC and AP. It has a deeper seat but still allows you to get out of the saddle for jumping.

Others I liked a lot but just didn't fit into were the M. Toulouse saddles (Legano and Premia) and the Stuubens.
    10-26-2009, 11:46 AM
I've always personally been a Stubben girl. So long as you take half-decent care of them, they will quite literally last for your entire life. I rode at home in an ancient (50+ years old) Stubben Imperator, which is no longer made, but can still be bought used. It's my favourite saddle I've ever ridden in - kept me secure, but still gave me room to move around if I needed to, and didn't get in my way when I needed to give subtle cues. I showed in my trainer's older Stubben Siegfried, and was really pleased with it overall as a comfortable jumping saddle. I know that some people complain that Stubben seats are "too hard", but I've found this varies between the models & the years the saddles were made, since neither of mine had uncomfortable seats. Also, I believe the older saddles are of better quality than the newer ones. Her Siegfried also seemed to fit every horse we put it on, strangely enough.
    10-26-2009, 12:33 PM
I have a collegiate and a stubben ... LOVE the collegiate for flat and the stubben for jumping

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