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Jubilee Rose 07-16-2008 04:57 PM

In need of a saddle (advice?)
I'm really in need of a saddle. The one I had been using had a broken tree. Right now I'm borrowing my barn manager's English saddle. I like it, and it's comfortable, but its not mine. I really need a saddle of my own and its annoying to always have to borrow someone else's. Sometime in the future I would love to get a really nice close contact, but for now a cheap, but comfortable all-purpose will do. Where should I look? How do I know if it fits? Please help.

Thanks in advance.

GallopingGrape 07-16-2008 05:08 PM is filled with nice, inexpensive english saddles - new and used

appylover31803 07-16-2008 08:07 PM

I have 2 english saddles for sale. One's an HDR pro event seat size 19" with a medium tree. Can come as a complete set of stirrups, leathers, saddle pad, saddle cover, and girth.
Tom bought it and only sat in it once. It has been sitting in the house on a saddle rack for almost a year

the other is an Ovation Close contact. Seat size 16.5" medium tree.
This is the saddle i use, so it's broken in and very comfortable. Only thing is that i've outgrown it :( There are wear marks where the stirrups would go and on the billets, but everything else is in great shape.

Jubilee Rose 07-16-2008 08:31 PM

How much are you selling them for? You live very far from me though, and I don't know if they would fit my horse ...

appylover31803 07-16-2008 09:08 PM

the HDR, is i believe.. have to ask Tom... $800 for the saddle.. and $950 for everything

The Ovation, i'm not sure on the price since it's used.. but i'm asking $700, though i'm not 100% firm.

And i totally understand about not being sure if the saddle will even fit.

my2geldings 07-16-2008 10:42 PM

Unless you get a saddle fitter to go and see you horse you will never know for sure if it's going to fit your horse:)

KANSAS_TWISTER 07-17-2008 02:29 AM

are you any where ottawa?, there
a place called apple saddlery

Jubilee Rose 07-17-2008 10:50 AM

I'm about 10 hours away from Ottawa.

girl_on_black_pony 07-19-2008 12:37 PM


I think some people there will give your money back if it doesnt fit.

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