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merle 09-24-2012 06:21 PM

what is this: an Australian saddle?
 
I bought this off Craigslist for my daughter. I wish I would have taken a 'before' photo. It was dirty (clearly stored in a barn), and dry, but several round of cleaning, conditioning and oil has restored it quite well.

It has no makers mark. I think it is technically an Australian saddle since I know of no other saddle with an overgirth. What would you call it? An Aussie/English all purpose? Or Aussie jumping saddle?

What ever it is, my daughter is thrilled! She feels totally secure in it and was trotting our OTTB all around the arena with a big smile on her face. :-)

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...acessaddle.jpg

EvilHorseOfDoom 09-24-2012 06:38 PM

Curious! As an Aussie, I've never seen one - our AP and jump saddles are the same as everyone else's. It has poley-like kneerolls and rings on the cantle. Looks like some crossbreed saddle! I'd call it a stock saddle that's been designed for people used to English.
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verona1016 09-24-2012 06:45 PM

Maybe some kind of endurance saddle?

freia 09-24-2012 07:54 PM

My guess is a military or endurance saddle. Doesn't look Aussie at all to me. Is it really light? If so, my vote's for an endurance saddle. Is it a monoflap or does it have the usual 2-flaps?

merle 09-24-2012 08:13 PM

It weighs about the same as any other English saddle (albeit a bit lighter than my dressage saddle). It does have two flaps, with Aussie rigging.

merle 09-26-2012 12:10 PM

Anyone else know what this might be?

freia 09-26-2012 12:19 PM

Oooo, oooo, I think I got it!

Police saddle. That's my final vote/guess ;-)

poppy1356 09-26-2012 12:55 PM

Whatever it is I would like one. So if you find out where to get another let me know. That is exactly what I've been looking for.

Muppetgirl 09-26-2012 03:58 PM

Hahaha it's a polo saddle, we used to play polo-x in them, the leg roll stops you from tipping forward too much when your reaching for the ball:-)

Oops forgot to say....it's like a stock saddle but lighter.....kind of a cross between a stock and an English saddle:)

merle 09-26-2012 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muppetgirl (Post 1697797)
Hahaha it's a polo saddle, we used to play polo-x in them

That would make sense! Where are you? Could you point me to a maker? Or pictures of others?


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