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post #11 of 21 Old 01-30-2010, 07:25 PM
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I don't mind Stubbens at all. The last barn I was at - the Fox Hunting/Eventing Barn was full of Stubbens. I used to have a Stubben Seigfried VSS back home in B.C and I really like it.

I think each saddle depends on the indavidual person, their body shape, and what works for them.

While I really like the Collegiate Convertible Diploma, and while it works well for me - doesn't mean it is going to work well for you.

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Hey, thanks for showing me a used Courbette Vision too! It says it is a 31cm tree - what is that? Medium? Meidum/Wide?

I wonder if the 18" will be too big, since I take 17.5".

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post #12 of 21 Old 01-30-2010, 07:29 PM
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not sure how wide that particular one is, I just got that pic off the internet. Mine is a Medium Wide tree that suits Uma and Demi both. I have mine in a 17.5. LOVE IT!

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post #13 of 21 Old 01-30-2010, 07:30 PM
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It is a really nice looking saddle. I contacted the website and asked them about trials.

Man, I'm getting ahead of myself again here.

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post #14 of 21 Old 01-30-2010, 07:33 PM
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hehe. That's ok! It's good to get excited about saddles! I looked forever for a replacement for my Prestige. I still mourn its loss :( Meanwhile, I had to ride in the EVIL Wintec 2000 AP. bleh. What really got me was the squeaking. it annoyed the crap out of me!

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post #15 of 21 Old 01-30-2010, 07:37 PM
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AH HA! That reminds me of when I rode in my Wintec - ROFL! I would get teased alot when I rode by the BO and other riders who were in the same arena with me.

"I hope you have WD40 in your grooming tool box for that squeek"
"Need a lube job" *that sounds wrong*
"You're squeeking"
"Is there a mouse under there?"

I remember doing dressage comps, doing my tests in complete silence.....but all you could hear was my saddle.......

Glad it is gone.

WAH! I want my Rembrandt back! *Sniffles*

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post #16 of 21 Old 01-30-2010, 11:36 PM
 
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I own two County Stabilizers and I adore them! They are by far the most comforatable saddles in the WORLD! I would suggest them to everyone(:
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post #17 of 21 Old 01-31-2010, 12:46 AM
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I agree with the comments about Stubben Siegfrieds.

Some people adore them; when I worked in a foxhunter barn we had a bunch of horses with sore backs and signifigant saddle sores because the riders wouldn't give them up.
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post #18 of 21 Old 01-31-2010, 12:44 PM
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Sorry, but that isn't Stubben's fault, that is the owner of the saddle/horse's fault because they probobly didn't have the saddles fitted by a professional for their horse, and they probobly didn't keep them up to date on stuffing the panels yearly like you should.

Don't blame the saddle makers, Stubben has been around for a very long time, and has established an excellant name for themselves.

Any saddle that isn't fitted educatedly, will hurt the horses back.

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Not Steubens in general, just the Siegfrieds.

Agree with getting them re-stuffed, but there was something about the tree design of that particular saddle.
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post #20 of 21 Old 01-31-2010, 01:56 PM
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The Siegfried and Imperator APs, the older ones that have the wood+steel tree without the plastic, always seem to have the panels stuffed absolutely as full as possible and they have no give. Remove some stuffing and fluff up what's left should be tried, lol. The other thing that bothers some horses is that the width of the channel narrows down at the back and doesn't give enough spine clearance. But you can have a saddler split the panels and move them out. That's a pretty minor remodel. Stubben fixed that problem after a while. The newer ones have a good wide channel all the way back. Also, the new ones are not as wide as the old ones, in certain model years, and I don't know what those are. I have an older Swiss-made Siegfried that's marked 31.5cm and it's really wide, and a Swiss Imperator that's newer and also marked 31.5, and it is a medium tree at best. Then I just bought a late model Edelweiss CS 32cm and it's wide again. You just have to look at the tree width and the angle of the bars, I guess. The number is meaningless for determining that, though.

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