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    11-03-2012, 03:21 AM
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Foal
Jumping Saddles, Por Favor?

So the horse I'm riding now is a BIG thoroughbred with a HUGE stride that is terrific at spooking and the occasional buck. The good thing about him is he is a state champion in hunters. I'm trying to get into jumping him, but was hoping for advice on a jumping saddle that has long flaps for my legs (approx 6' tall) plus a lot of support. Bigger blocks and a somewhat deeper seat. There have been a few close calls and thank God I was riding western, because otherwise I would have been gone. I need something that will help me avoid any unexpected dismounts when he randomly flies sideways or backwards or bucks. Since I do not own him, just ride him a lot, I don't want to spend a ton of money. Somewhere around the $1000 mark would be ok. How are the henri de rivels or kent and masters?
     
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    11-03-2012, 04:21 PM
  #2
Weanling
I have a Kent and Masters. They tend to put you in a bit of a chair seat and make it hard to 2point if you don't have massively long legs. However, I haven't seen really tall riders having a problem with it. Only short ones like me. I would try it out before you get one though to see if the balance is right for you. You can adjust the tree width and have a saddle fitter flock it to the shape of your horse. If your horse has hollowing behind the withers they have these inserts you can put in the saddle to fill it out.
     
    11-03-2012, 07:43 PM
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I have 2 HDR's, one pro show jumping and one close contact. I absolutely love them both. I'm selling the CC because it's a little too big and the flaps are too long for me, that's why I bought the other one because I happen to find it in the size I needed on here. Even with the seat being a bit too big for me on the CC it's saved my but a few times, i've had horses spook and do 180's and buck and I just stick in it (and I'm far from the best rider lol).
     
    11-08-2012, 05:48 PM
  #4
Weanling
I have a 2009 Santa Fe calf skin jumping saddle, I love it!! It has the adjustable velcro knee and calf placements if you need them there. It is a very lovely saddle, I call it my "lazy boy chair"

My mom & I both have a crosby saddle, one I've had for 15 years, and my Mom has had hers for who knows how long, but they keep their value and are still comfy!
     
    11-08-2012, 06:45 PM
  #5
Foal
I've got an ancient close contact my trainer from Israel gave me during my time in Florida, but I've heard great things about HDR. Dover also makes a nice saddle in that price range, I believe the line is called Circuit? Collegiate and Pessoa also make nice saddles for the price.
     
    11-08-2012, 06:51 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by Fulford15    
My mom & I both have a crosby saddle, one I've had for 15 years, and my Mom has had hers for who knows how long, but they keep their value and are still comfy!
Oooooh thanks for reminding me, I couldn't think of the name. Crosby's are phenomenal, that was my first saddle and I've got it stashed away for my daughter to use one day when she's older. Great saddle.

Bates also makes a nice close contact saddle, they're a little more pricey but sturdy and comfortable. Some are also adjustable I believe.
     
    11-08-2012, 07:00 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by showjumper09    
Oooooh thanks for reminding me, I couldn't think of the name. Crosby's are phenomenal, that was my first saddle and I've got it stashed away for my daughter to use one day when she's older. Great saddle.
Thats exactly what my mom did with her Crosby for me, I think she's had it for more then 20 years at least, it's still in great condition!
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