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post #1 of 17 Old 01-27-2010, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Getting into western riding?

Ok I was thinking of starting western riding with my little pony Patch here he is



and I was just wondering do you think this is a good set to start off with?
eBay.ie: Synthetic Western Saddle Set (item 220544211851 end time 20-Feb-10 13:38:13 GMT)
I just will be doing trail riding in a western saddle basically but I want to teach him to neck rein and all and eventually work up to riding in a curb bit and all like that
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post #2 of 17 Old 01-27-2010, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't buy that saddle of any other Synthetic saddle. They are not are good as a real leather saddle. Good Luck, I know you don't want to spend a ton of money but you get what you pay for.

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Thanks for the reply Eddie I am having a look around anyway may have found a nice leather one
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I think you will enjoy riding in a western saddle. I agree about the leather not plastic/fake saddles. Real leather is much safer and better quality. You can find good quality leather saddles fairly cheap on e-bay. Teaching a horse to neck rein is very simple. It wont take long and you will be a one handed girl.
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So how does this saddle look not sure if it will fit Patch but anyway lol

eBay.ie: WESTERN SET SADDLE/BRIDLE 6 ITEMS COB BROWN RRP 399 (item 360227937306 end time 30-Jan-10 15:15:46 GMT)
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That second saddle you listed doesn't look too terrible. I definitely would go with leather rather than synthetic they're just more comfy.

Just check the sizing and make sure you're getting a good fit for your pony and you. Pay attention to the seat size. You don't want to get a saddle that's way too big. Statelinetack.com has sizing chart to help you figure it out if you need it.
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Okay I am thinking of getting my mare Phoebe into it too and I was just wondering would you think a full or a cob size would fit her here is both of them eBay.ie: NEW 6 PIECE WESTERN SADDLE/BRIDLE SET - BLACK - COB (item 130362655220 end time 27-Feb-10 21:22:40 GMT) eBay.ie: NEW 6 PIECE WESTERN SADDLE/BRIDLE SET - BLACK - FULL (item 140376331222 end time 20-Feb-10 09:49:03 GMT)

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post #10 of 17 Old 01-30-2010, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Okay so my dad has bought me a western saddle

So any tips from anyone that I need to know about western riding I'm so excited
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