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post #1 of 7 Old 11-21-2013, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap saddles

Hi I am looking for a cheap saddle either English or western. I don't have much money because all of my tack just got stolen and I broke my foot, not to mention one of my horses just had to be put down. My English saddle size is 17 and western size is 15. Thanks
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-21-2013, 07:12 PM
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I do have a cheap saddle, but not sure if it would be too small for you, and you didn't say what tree size you need.

It was sold to me as a 17", and I believe it does measure 17", but rides more like a 16". It's an old dressage saddle marked only "Made in England." Older, has some seat wear, but the billets and flocking seem to be good, so it's safe. The tree is a MW, and measures 4.5" button to button. I would sell it with leathers, irons, and a girth for $150 shipped.

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-21-2013, 09:36 PM
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that's a VERY good Deal~! take it, dear.
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Have you given it the squeeze test? Put the pommel to your hip and pull the cantle toward your hip. Any movement denotes a broken tree. If truly made in England it will be stamped on the flap. Billet protectors are easily switched. What did attract me tho is the way the knee roll is finished and the double row of stitching. That is often a sign of a better saddle.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-22-2013, 10:32 AM
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If you're in the market for a jumping saddle, I have a cheap one for sale. It's in good conditon, with a 17" seat and a medium tree. If you want to know whether it might fit your horse or not, you may send me a wither tracing, and I'll photograph it with the tracing before you decide whether you want to pursue it or not.

Further information and photographs can be seen in this thread:

Sorry to hear about your foot. In the future, be sure to put your tack on your (or your parent's) renter's or home owner's insurance so you can get the money back to replace them.

Here are instructions on how to take a wither tracing, if you don't already know how: Wither Tracings - How to Make a Wither Tracing for Saddle Fitting

PM me if you're interested!

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-22-2013, 12:25 PM
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Saddlebag, I believe it's stamped on the flap too. The tree is sound as far as I can tell without taking the saddle apart. It isn't a bad saddle, just old and sort of small. It looks to have been well made, but it has seen a lot of use. I wouldn't be surprised to find it was 50 or more years old. The leather has that patina that only truly old saddles get. I liked it for the money I paid, but it really didn't work for my horse. I got a different dressage saddle, and now this one is just sitting around.

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post #7 of 7 Old 11-22-2013, 12:30 PM
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YOu can tell by the quality leather that the pictured saddle is of a better quality. I like the shape of the seat. it is deep with a narrow twist. It looks very much like an old Passier, with the lack of thigh rolls on the top surface of the flap. If you look on the "button" on each side of the cutback area of the fork you may see a name on it. I am not saying it IS a Passier, only that it looks like a very nice saddle. it will take the kind of girth used in a jump saddle, not the short girth used more commonly in dressage saddles. some people like that, some do not.
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