I've been thinking on this for several weeks now, and I finally made the choice today. I am selling my bridle and saddle, to put the money towards buying a new set.
I totally love my saddle, but it's really just not what I need right now. It's about 1/2 inch to an inch too small for me, and also it's a close contact and ideally I want an all purpose, because I do dressage primarily, but my trainer has wanted me to start jumping in the fall since the association we show in does a lot of combined training, not just dressage.
So...needs to go, as well as my bridle, which is brown, and I intend to buy a black saddle next so it won't match. And the other stuff is just stuff I need to be rid of because I don't use it anymore.
Saddle is well worn in, but in very nice condition. Leather is soft and supple. It is a Crosby, older model, not sure exactly which though, close contact. Two tone...the flaps are almost a havana color, and the seat is almost a tan or oak color. Very attractive. Seat is 16.5in.
Has 48 inch leathers (I have short legs). I will gladly include leathers and irons for an extra fee, so that I will be able to replace them for use my new saddle...
Asking $350 without leathers/irons, $400 with.
Bridle is cob size, dark brown, Wintec plain raised bridle with removable flash band. I have only used it lightly about 6 months. In almost perfect condition. I have matching web reins to go along with it, although they are not wintec. Slightly more worn than the bridle, but still in excellent condition. Not stiff, still very soft and supple.
This pad is white, and not as thick as a traditional half pad but still adds a bit of extra padding without too much bulk. Just washed it with anti-bacterial horse blanket/wrap wash, so it's well sanitized. Has a couple of small stains (as expected with anything white around horses, sadly) but is under where the saddle will be placed.
I've finally forced myself to get rid of some of my bits...
~Snaffle D stainless steel with copper rollers, 5"
~Snaffle D, regular stainless steel jointed, 5"
~Snaffle loose ring, regular stainless steel jointed, 5"
I think that's everything I need to sell for now. I *may* be open to trades for the bits, but for the saddle I would rather have cash so I can make sure I get a saddle fitted for my boy.
I may trade any of the bit or bits for:
-Polo wraps (white, purple or pink only)
-Fleece tubes for halters
I will ship however buyer in question requests. Smaller items I will ship outside the US, but the saddle I would prefer to only ship to US and Canada.