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post #1 of 5 Old 12-29-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Buying English saddle and related equipment.

Alright I have a list of what I will be purchasing at some point in the future form SmartPak. I plan to take advantage of their "Test Run" program. That way if the saddle doesn't work out I can find another! I want it to fit as well as possible.

Okay, so here goes:

Wintec 500 All Purpose Saddle: I'm going with the flocked panels and not the CAIR. It comes with the Easy Change Gullet System as well.

SmartPak Fleece Girth

Fillis Stirrup Irons: I'm not sure what size I need?

Wintec Slimline Stirrup Straps: Also not sure on length here..?

SmartPak Medium Diamond AP: GREEN, gonna go great with my shaggy black monster!

Now am I missing anything that I need?? I really am new to the English discipline so I am willing to take any advice!

Side note: I have looked for a saddle fitter.. and I literally kid you not, can not find one in the area of Kansas I am located.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-29-2013, 03:27 PM
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Bridle, reins and bit??!!
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-29-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by gigem88 View Post
Bridle, reins and bit??!!
Lol! I have one, I'm going to stick with the simple western one I have for now. He goes in a snaffle. Forgot to include that.. Whoops
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you may not find a fitter in your area but they usually travel and come through on there way to a more populated area.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-29-2013, 05:35 PM
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Stirrups: You can measure your foot in your boots & then give yourself some wiggle room on the sides - like 1/4in I believe. Average size is 4.75. If you expect other people to ve riding in your saddle or wearing wide boots I'd go with the norm.

Stirrup Leathers - I've only ever had the option for 54" adult leathers.
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