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post #21 of 32 Old 09-20-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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you guys are lucky, i could never imagine spending over 1000 on a saddle right now.
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post #22 of 32 Old 09-20-2008, 04:34 PM
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you guys are lucky, i could never imagine spending over 1000 on a saddle right now.
You save. Long and hard :P or you put it on VISA and hope that one day you'll win the lotto!
And plus, having had a custom adjustable saddle, I'd never go back to a regular...because now, no matter what horse I end up with, the saddle can be fit to them. So I won't be buying more saddles in the future.
So I try to look at it that way. Better spend a bit more now, and get something that fits me perfectly, then get a cheaper saddle that I might have to upgrade every second year or so
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you guys are lucky, i could never imagine spending over 1000 on a saddle right now.
You save. Long and hard :P or you put it on VISA and hope that one day you'll win the lotto!
And plus, having had a custom adjustable saddle, I'd never go back to a regular...because now, no matter what horse I end up with, the saddle can be fit to them. So I won't be buying more saddles in the future.
So I try to look at it that way. Better spend a bit more now, and get something that fits me perfectly, then get a cheaper saddle that I might have to upgrade every second year or so
thats true.
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post #24 of 32 Old 09-21-2008, 12:16 AM
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Aussie, unknown brand, $175 used. And a cheap Western that need to go bc it doesn't fit anyone for $125 I think. I do want to save up for a good treeless, just not sure what kind yet.
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post #25 of 32 Old 09-21-2008, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, great replies and keep them coming! I'm about to buy a Stubben jumping saddle and a dressage saddle(not sure on the brand) from my BO for $400. Which means it's like $200 for each used saddle. My BO is awesome. ;)
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post #26 of 32 Old 09-22-2008, 10:45 PM
 
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saddle cost

My everyday saddle is a herford brand saddle that i paid 950.00 about 30yrs ago and still ride it everyday . but i have saddles from 25.00 that i use on young horses for there first saddle . they are just old work saddles my wife rides a bona allen light western and i gave 675.00 for it a couple years ago we have a double B saddlery sadddle that im getting repaired it had the cinch leater breck on the first and only ride it has had , was brand new and broke that day . they will not replace or repair it so after a 2year fight im getting it fix at the amish repair shop it cost 895.00 and i have english saddles that we picked up for around 75.00 and 100. but are selling them on ebay cause i cant get on with one . and my newest is an all american saddlery saddle . that retails for 1295.00 and i got it for 800.00 but not sure if im going to ride it or sell it . And there are 11 other saddles in the tack room from 150.00 to 1500.00 but they are just collecting dust now as we dont ride them have no good reason why but i just dont want to get them dirty . one is a wade a fork saddle that i took in on trade but havent found the right horse to put it on . im not sure what it cost but it sure is nice looking ranch roper
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post #27 of 32 Old 09-23-2008, 04:35 PM
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My Black Country saddle, which I have decided to keep, was $3,500 but I am going to have to spend another 400-500 on it to add some knee blacks underneath the saddle flaps so you can do the math. Ran into someone who has the same saddle as me and made me realise how good quality this saddle is.
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post #28 of 32 Old 09-23-2008, 04:46 PM
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250 I think, used from a local tack shop, has lasted a good 4 years and is so darn comfy! Its an FB (Frank Baines?) used is the way to go 8)

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post #29 of 32 Old 09-23-2008, 10:33 PM
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I have not paid over $300 for a saddle. I love used saddles. I think they are great as long as you know how to check them.
I am a *thrifty* shopper...as in I'll wait for the horse to die and swoop in like a vulture and score a kickin' deal. OK... So no horses actually died .... :P
I will wait, and wait and wait to find a killer deal. I don't impulse buy saddles. It's almost like a fine waltz....I love to haggle over price on used stuff. And I LOVE auctions. You just have to know when to bid and when to let it go. You can't get wrapped up in the excitement.

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post #30 of 32 Old 09-27-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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I just bought a Thorogood AP for $300 on craigslist. New it was listed for $450, the owner had only used it 2 or 3 times. I like it, my horse seems to like it very much.

My old Courbette AP I picked up at a consignment shop for $150, back about 1995, and I had it restuffed, some years later, for $250. It was in very good shape when I bought it, about 6 or 8 years old. It sold for around $800 when it was new.
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