Okay, so, I probably won't be back into showing Dressage for quite some time. My current mare just doesn't have the patience for it and we're saving up to buy a new house/land. With the price of gas, it's hard to justify going to shows just to torture my mare, lol. The
Gelding I have that will likely be my Dressage horse will NEVER fit the tree of this saddle (he's an Anglo Arabian that is more narrow in build), so I figure I'll see if I can find it a good home . I only rode in this saddle for 4 months. It was always stored covered and wiped down after every ride. It is in GREAT condition.
This is an Argentine made saddle that I had semi-custom made for me. It's a DEEP 19" seat with a medium-wide to wide tree. The pommel is partially cut back, so it should work well for a horse that is broad through the back and shoulders but has high withers. The panels are wool flocked and gusseted, easily altered by a saddle fitter to fit your horse just right. It has moderate knee rolls; just enough to encourage a good position without forcing you to stay in one spot. The seat, knee pad, thigh pad, and panel leather is SOFT calf skin. It didn't need to be broken in at all. The flap leather is sturdy smooth cow hide that is only just beginning to be broken in. The billets are long. The color is a medium havana with a very slight red tint. It looks great on all colors of horses and is pretty easy to match as far as bridles. It's close in color to the old Stubben Siegfried saddles.
I cleaned it and oiled it with Hydrophane leather dressing (which I really recommend!).
The width measures 5.5" at the level of the d-rings, from the inside of the padding. It measures the same as my 31.5 CM Stubben Siegfried.
More photos: http://www.barbarasdomain.com/main/i...WS_Album_id=14
The 19" seat size worked well for me. I'm 5'8" with a long inseam (33"). When I was riding this saddle I wore a size 20-Tall in jeans (38-40 breeches). My husband also liked it and he normally rode in an 18" saddle and is 5'10". It would work great for a very tall rider or a larger lady like myself .
I have a black ThinLine Endurance sized pad I can throw in for an additional $60 (retail $95). These are GREAT pads for shock absorption and non-slip. My mare really likes them! Use it over a normal square pad.
I have a Courbette bride in horse size that will match this saddle. It does not have a flash. The padding is a lighter newmarket color and it comes with laced reins. You can see it in this photo of my mare and my daughter. It was only used the one time and was oiled well. I have an extra pair of Cob cheek pieces as my mare has a short head, but nose too big around for cob cavesons, lol. This bridle is $225 new and cheek pieces are $45. I'll let the bridle and cheek pieces go for $190, or just the bridle for $175, no additional shipping charges. It's Courbette's "Narrow Padded" show bridle, model # F-8200.
I'm not really wanting to sell this bridle though, as it does match my daughter hunt saddle, but I'll let it go with this saddle if it's a deal breaker, lol.
Here is a photo of the saddle outside on my mare. The pad under it is an AP shaped pad. The black pad I have with it will fit the saddle well.
I also have some plus sized show clothes for sale. I'll post those in another thread
I will include a brand new black Dressage pad and your choice of jointed 4 3/4" irons or 5" regular irons, both also new (no leathers or girth). I paid $795 for this saddle alone and I'd really like to get $550 for it with the pad and irons, shipping and insurance IS included! It's a very nice saddle and well worth the price. I'll take Paypal, Credit Card (at work), or Money Order.