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post #31 of 46 Old 04-19-2010, 09:45 PM
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I paid $3,060 for my dressage saddle and about $4,000 for my jump saddle, but it's absurd to say that you HAVE to buy in that range (they are not custom by the way). It's a luxury, nothing more. Trust me, you will be so much happier if you get a quality horse and a humble saddle instead of a fancy saddle that fits a wacko horse. It is also a good idea to get the horse first and find a saddle that fits the horse instead of buying a saddle and trying to fit it to a horse. Remember, you don't need custom, non-custom can fit many horses just fine.

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post #32 of 46 Old 04-20-2010, 03:43 AM
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I have honestly never paid more than 500 for a saddle and I have had some very nice saddles. There are a lot of gems out there on ebay or used in tack stores for around 500-1000, I honestly think spending more than that on a saddle is absurd.

I also usually buy a different saddle when I get a new horse, which has been a little trying in the past few months since I have had two different horses.

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post #33 of 46 Old 04-20-2010, 07:07 AM
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You guys are getting hung up on the cost of the saddle instead of the question. We do not know the financial position of the OP and it is possible that the expense of the saddle is not the issue and that although the $4,000 may seem exorbitant to most of us, it may not be with her; so to advise her that she is paying a lot for a saddle is not the point of the thread.

Yes there are good buys out there but if you were in a position, and I'm not saying that the OP is, wouldn't you buy the best you could? Just as $1,000 is quite a bit for a saddle to some, $4,000 is reasonable to others. Keep in mind that she is considering horses in the $20,000 range.

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post #34 of 46 Old 04-20-2010, 06:57 PM
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Paying for a saddle is NOT absurd. We all pay what we can afford. Before I bought my $4,000 saddle I had only ever bought Wintecs for arund $300. My saddle is MADE for me and made for my horse - You don't get that with any off the rack saddle and for what I bought $4,000 was extremely cheap.

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post #35 of 46 Old 04-20-2010, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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You guys are getting hung up on the cost of the saddle instead of the question. We do not know the financial position of the OP and it is possible that the expense of the saddle is not the issue and that although the $4,000 may seem exorbitant to most of us, it may not be with her; so to advise her that she is paying a lot for a saddle is not the point of the thread.

Yes there are good buys out there but if you were in a position, and I'm not saying that the OP is, wouldn't you buy the best you could? Just as $1,000 is quite a bit for a saddle to some, $4,000 is reasonable to others. Keep in mind that she is considering horses in the $20,000 range.

Haha I just rode some 20k horses we most likely aren't considering them. Yes $4,000 is affordable only if we end up getting a horse under $10,000 .
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post #36 of 46 Old 04-20-2010, 08:13 PM
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Ditto to what WS said. I have 2 semi customs coming and they were only 2,700 each. That's cheap for a good saddle.
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post #37 of 46 Old 04-20-2010, 08:36 PM
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You guys are getting hung up on the cost of the saddle instead of the question. We do not know the financial position of the OP and it is possible that the expense of the saddle is not the issue and that although the $4,000 may seem exorbitant to most of us, it may not be with her; so to advise her that she is paying a lot for a saddle is not the point of the thread.

Yes there are good buys out there but if you were in a position, and I'm not saying that the OP is, wouldn't you buy the best you could? Just as $1,000 is quite a bit for a saddle to some, $4,000 is reasonable to others. Keep in mind that she is considering horses in the $20,000 range.
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Haha I just rode some 20k horses we most likely aren't considering them. Yes $4,000 is affordable only if we end up getting a horse under $10,000 .
This is why people were talking about saddle prices I believe.

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post #38 of 46 Old 04-21-2010, 12:14 AM
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I paid $89 for my saddle. It is brand new too, never been used. It's not name brand or anything but it gets the job done and its very good quality. I'd be more worried about finding the perfect horse than a saddle at the moment. Why get a saddle when its not set in stone you are for sure getting this horse? If you get a custom made saddle for YOU it may not be right for the horse so get the horse first!!

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post #39 of 46 Old 04-23-2010, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Lol my mom ordered the saddle( CWD)

and that means my trainer gets to pay for the horse
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post #40 of 46 Old 04-23-2010, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't even expect her to order it. I got in the car and we were driving home and she was like "so I ordered the saddle" and my jaw hit the floor.

I guess the good news is CWD will redo the saddle for no extra charge if it doesn't fit my horse, and the bad, the budget for what we can pay for our horse goes down.
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