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post #1 of 13 Old 01-25-2010, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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search a saddle-Need help

Hi everybody,
I'm a young all-round european rider
I just buy my QH so I need my own saddle :)
I know that saddle is a real personal question ...
I want to find a good saddle that I can also use in show ...
I'm often searching on ebay,...of other website to find a saddle but
I think it's hard to judge a sadddle only with one picture on internet .
So can you help me?give me your opinion on the brands(price-quality),(I heard that Dale chavez et BR saddle are very good),were I can find It on internet ...
Oh I need also help for seat size,oh can I know wich seat size is the best for me
Thanks
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-26-2010, 12:09 AM
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HI, I looked for a long time for just the right western saddle. When I was "newer" to riding I bought a mare. I tried her out and she was great, then I went back and rode her with my saddle. At first I did not know what was wrong, I could not sit her canter at all. The young fella said it was my saddle, sure enough I put there's on and I was fine. I had a roper - the seat and the stirrups are not positioned well except for roping. My new saddle has the stirrups forward and the center of the seat about 5/8 back. Larry Trocha oulines this on his site. I bought a Jerry Shaw and wish I could afford another for my husband but they are pricey ( but worth)
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-26-2010, 12:21 AM
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I can't really help with saddle choice but what size english saddle do you ride? Or if you are willing to share your height and weight, it can sometimes be judged by that.

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post #4 of 13 Old 01-26-2010, 02:11 AM
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I like Corriente Saddle Company. They are good quality saddles at a really fair price. As far as seat size if you ride a 17 inch english then you will ride a 15 inch western and so on.

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post #5 of 13 Old 01-26-2010, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Everybody!I almost never use english saddle exept when I'm performing in show or for training ... When I use an english saddle it is my coach one and between him and me there is a big difference of size and weight but I feel good in his saddle (i do not know the size :$)
But I'm 1m59-60 and 57kg
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Judging by your size, a 15 inch western saddle would probably be a good fit.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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If I did my metric conversion right a 15 inch western saddle will be plenty big and give you some room to grow (if you are that age).

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
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post #8 of 13 Old 01-26-2010, 03:03 AM
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Dang Smrobs you beat me to it!

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-26-2010, 03:05 AM
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What can I say? I'm good. LOL.

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-26-2010, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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I'm 19years old I think I will not grow so much anymore
But thanks for the size
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