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post #11 of 21 Old 07-14-2009, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Right, totally understandable - sorry, you and I posted at the same time and I didn't see you saying the 2nd one.

I wish I could try them out before I bought, but the saddles are not even near me at all.

The 2nd one is too narrow - so I'll have to pass on it anyways.

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post #12 of 21 Old 07-14-2009, 11:17 PM
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Right, totally understandable - sorry, you and I posted at the same time and I didn't see you saying the 2nd one.

I wish I could try them out before I bought, but the saddles are not even near me at all.

The 2nd one is too narrow - so I'll have to pass on it anyways.

You tried Craigslist?

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Oh, I totally forgot about that! I've been on www.tacktrader.com so much - I completely forgot about Craigslist! DUR!

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Oh, I totally forgot about that! I've been on www.tacktrader.com so much - I completely forgot about Craigslist! DUR!
teehee. TT is good, I just don't trust it as much as Craigslist.

Lemme know if you need any help searching around. I got nothing to do all night except for play around on Facebook and watch horse shows. :P

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I have heard pretty good things about the older Stubbens, but have heard that the newer ones are uncomfortable. There is a lady at my barn that has an M. Toulouse and she can't say enough good things about it. I think either one is very nice and if they both would fit your horse, then it all comes down to which one is also comfortable for you. Saddle shopping can be such a pain.
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post #16 of 21 Old 07-15-2009, 12:03 PM
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In my experiance Stubbens are built to fit the warmblood type of back, which often sports a taller wither (if that makes sense), so it might be a good fit for your horse if he has that more shark fined wither.

I also have heard that the stubbens are made more for male riders who are built differently than a female rider. I think there are a couple of stubbens up at Millbrook, you might want to sit in them and see if they are comfy for you.
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post #17 of 21 Old 07-15-2009, 02:59 PM
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I love my Courbette Vision. Try to find one in Nelson's size and I promise you will love it!

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post #19 of 21 Old 07-16-2009, 02:32 AM
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i suggest you get the saddle thats most comfy to you and put a lollypop pad on him between the saddle and your saddle pad. it works wonders for high withered horses and saddles that need a little adjustment.
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post #20 of 21 Old 07-16-2009, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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No pad will fix a saddle, pads only change the fit of the saddle creating negative results in most cases.

I want a saddle that will fit Nelson without any padding, if any saddle needs padding to fix the fit - then the saddle shouldn't be used at all.

Why add a pad to a saddle that already fits?

I already have a saddle that doesn't fit him correctly, that is why I am looking for a new pad - that fits him correctly.

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Eventerdrew! I totally forgot, thanks for posting your saddle - I am heading to tacktrader right now to have a look-see.

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