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xxEmilyxx 10-25-2010 02:24 PM

Saddles & colors
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I liked this saddle...though I don't think it comes in different colors:

17" ALL PURPOSE ENGLISH SADDLE PKG MEDUM CHESTNUT - eBay (item 370441191296 end time Nov-03-10 14:37:42 PDT)

It looked pretty decent to me, but I have a bay thoroughbred and I can't decide on a color. I like Havana but I don't like how the bridle might blend with his coat...

I like light/sky blue for his saddlepad and stuff, but what do you think? :D

here's some pictures.

Speed Racer 10-25-2010 02:31 PM

I wouldn't be worrying about the color so much as the quality. :?

Those saddle packages are crap. You definitely get what you pay for when you cheap out on tack.

The color's fine. The tack itself is not.

reachthestars 10-25-2010 02:35 PM

I agree 100% with Speed Racer. If you have a limited budget, your best bet is to buy a quality used saddle. Brands like Stubben, Crosby and Passier have been around for years, and often you can find older models $300 and under.

WickedNag 10-25-2010 02:46 PM

Agreed and it will also depend what you are showing in I think. I believe most dressage riders use black. My daughter has a very dark brown Courbette.

rumba12 10-25-2010 02:51 PM

Brown is perfectly legal in the dressage ring...It's just not that popular right now.

Speed Racer 10-25-2010 02:58 PM

If the OP's considering buying an AP saddle I hardly think she'll be showing dressage, so the whole argument about dressage saddle colors is moot.

xxEmilyxx 10-25-2010 06:35 PM

Yeah were not gonna show...the budget is pretty limited. $300 and under... :/

AppyLuva 10-25-2010 07:17 PM

I understand that you have a budget but things on ebay tend to stink. I don't think you should worry about the color of things but I do think you should focus on the brand and quality of the tack. I try to stay with the color black but if what they have is bad I'll get one of another color that is way better in quality. I'm sure you get the point. :D

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