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SierraSyd 03-07-2010 12:03 PM

Am i missing something?
Western Show Pleasure Trail Saddle 16 - eBay (item 230445863840 end time Mar-11-10 01:41:59 PST)

I'm looking for a new show saddle, something just for local/fair shows. I was trying to get an idea at price and ran across this one. Does anyone think it would be a good idea to buy and try it and if it doesn't fit, sell it on craigslist or such? I'm iffy about buying saddles online so i need some backup.

kitten_Val 03-07-2010 12:53 PM

It's a junk - no doubt on that. They all look good, but even when you touch it you can tell the quality is awful. And selling such saddle will be a nightmare too most probably. If you have little money go with the used one but nice brand. Sometime you can find one cheap and junky looking, but after you clean and condition it it'll be nice looking. That one will be easier to sell as well.

ShannonSevenfold 03-07-2010 09:57 PM

RUN. Run far, far awayyy! haha

SierraSyd 03-07-2010 10:38 PM

haha gotcha, thanks :]

ptvintage 03-07-2010 11:13 PM

A long time ago I bought an english saddle from one of those ebay stores. It was poorly made, and when I tried to use it, the stirrup leather just fell right off the saddle.

My mom managed to resell it, but at a significant loss.

luvs2ride1979 03-08-2010 12:48 AM

You can't hardly give away those cheap import saddles. They don't often fit horses very well either. I would stear clear.

If you need something with a lower price, look for an older "vintage" saddle.
Vintage 16" Billy Royal Saddle - eBay (item 170453893730 end time Mar-09-10 21:53:40 PST)
16 inch Billy Royal Western Pleasure Show Saddle - eBay (item 120540391342 end time Mar-14-10 16:01:09 PDT)
16" Seat CIRCLE Y EQUITATION Hand Made SHOW SADDLE - eBay (item 190378536320 end time Mar-16-10 19:12:31 PDT)

Some decent brands priced cheap!
16" Silver Royal Show Saddle, Lots of SILVER, whole SET - eBay (item 180475353099 end time Mar-10-10 14:06:10 PST)
ROCKING R SHOW SADDLE 16" - eBay (item 170452707924 end time Mar-10-10 12:25:49 PST)

kitten_Val 03-08-2010 08:59 AM

Out of curiosity I re-read the description. "This saddle is made of top quality harness leather and craftsmanship. " I wonder what THAT means! :shock: :lol:

There are some other saddles I've seen on eBay

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