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    12-07-2011, 11:15 AM
  #11
Showing
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
If you're on E-bay, look for Blue Ribbon, Billy Royal, Simco, Dale Chavez, Circle Y. Sometimes you can get those saddles used for the same price you'd pay for a lesser quality saddle through a tack shop.
I would avoid the Billy Royal, and a newer Simco since their quality has really slipped. Dale Chavez is going to be out of her price range and typically makes show saddles. Circle Y is a good choice as well as Rocking R, Dakota, and others.
     
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    12-07-2011, 11:19 AM
  #12
Trained
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Originally Posted by mselizabeth    
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=38472712883

Is one I am heavily considering.
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Can you go to a local tack shop and try a 15" saddle for size? I rode English too and found I like a bigger Western seat because I don't like feeling restricted. I rode an 18" jumping saddle when I rode English and now I ride in a 16.5 or even 17 inch Western saddle.
     
    12-07-2011, 11:21 AM
  #13
Trained
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
I would avoid the Billy Royal, and a newer Simco since their quality has really slipped. Dale Chavez is going to be out of her price range and typically makes show saddles. Circle Y is a good choice as well as Rocking R, Dakota, and others.

Just suggestions for her to look for and as they'd be used, I'm hoping they'd be the older ones for BR & Simco? Dale Chavez makes working saddles, they just don't turn up often because they're so comfortable. He made my show saddle and I love it, it's worth the extra that it would take to get a used one.
     
    12-07-2011, 11:25 AM
  #14
Showing
I don't like the saddle you are considering. No maker, doesn't look like a decent saddle, and the lining looks thin. It is probably an import - which you definitely don't want. Most imports are made in India or Mexico of inferior trees and leather.

I agree with the quality of a Chavez but one in her price range would be next to impossible - but you are right that if she comes across one, it's one to scoop up - if it fits. What you and I know about an older Simco is not what she may know. Older to me means over 10 years old, while to many people, it is only a year or two.
     
    12-07-2011, 11:26 AM
  #15
Trained
Circle Y Park & Trail Western Show Saddle black with Breast Collar & Headstall | eBay

Not the color you wanted, but a good deal on a good saddle.
     
    12-07-2011, 11:28 AM
  #16
Trained
Circle Y Western Saddle | eBay



If I ever find a Circle Y Arabian round skirted saddle, 17", I'll buy it, I don't care what they want for it.
Wallaby and mystykat like this.
     
    12-07-2011, 01:14 PM
  #17
Weanling
An Arabian saddle wouldn't be too small on his shoulders?
Maybe a Gaited horse saddle would be more fitting?

Opinions on these?
Custom Ranch Work Cutting Trail Horse Saddle 16 18- Western Horse Saddles - Saddle Online
King Series Basic Leather Trail Saddle Package - Statelinetack.com
     
    12-07-2011, 01:17 PM
  #18
Showing
No
No

Both junk. You can't buy a new saddle in that price range and expect quality.
     
    12-07-2011, 01:19 PM
  #19
Weanling
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
No
No

Both junk. You can't buy a new saddle in that price range and expect quality.
Well I only plan on trail and light arena work. I want at least 5 years out of it, I don't expect to have the same saddle for 20 years. Moneys just too tight right now.
     
    12-07-2011, 01:31 PM
  #20
Weanling
Okay so here's one I found in my area.
Pretty much exactly what I was looking for.

16" Western Saddle w/ Silver

Opinions please.
     

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