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post #11 of 32 Old 02-21-2010, 01:08 AM
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That saddle is georgous!! I'm so happy that you finally completed your saddle search. I know how hard those can be...

Anyways I'm extremely jeolous and second the need for riding pictures!!
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post #12 of 32 Old 02-21-2010, 03:20 AM
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third for pictures!!

that sounded very pedofilish....

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post #13 of 32 Old 02-21-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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LOL!

I'll do my best to get pictures! It is difficult to pawn my camera off onto someone at the barn to get shots of me. I feel awkward asking - I'm going out to day, so I'll see if I can get some.

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post #14 of 32 Old 02-21-2010, 11:48 AM
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Nice saddle and looks like a good fit on him. Congrats!



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Thanks Kitten! I am very lucky!

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post #16 of 32 Old 02-21-2010, 12:03 PM
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So glad you found one, it looks beautiful on Nelson! Now I'm starting the search for a new saddle *sigh* my legs are too long so I need one with extra long flaps, or something along those lines

Glad it worked out! =]
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post #17 of 32 Old 02-21-2010, 12:16 PM
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Isn't it amazing what difference a good saddle can make? The comfort or discomfort of it can set the tone for your whole horsey experience.
Sounds like you got a good one, congratulations!


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post #18 of 32 Old 02-22-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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So glad you found one, it looks beautiful on Nelson! Now I'm starting the search for a new saddle *sigh* my legs are too long so I need one with extra long flaps, or something along those lines
Glad it worked out! =]
I hate saddle shopping!

Adams Saddlery has a sale on their Collegiate Diploma Convertible right now for $759.00 - great deal especially since that saddle sells for over $1,000 brand new. They come in long flaps, that's what I was going to get since I have super long legs as well.

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Isn't it amazing what difference a good saddle can make? The comfort or discomfort of it can set the tone for your whole horsey experience.
You are absolutely correct! I rode in that Wintec 500 A/P for years without realizing otherwise. I worked hard to get good equitation over fences and to remain functional.

Then I got into this Harry Dabbs, and everything that I had to fight for, came so easily!

I now see how a saddle is supposed to aid you, not hinder you - glad I experienced that first hand!

My Coach during my lesson kept saying how much my position in my tack has improved - she thought it was from all that hard work...yeah..right....it was the saddle! The saddle deserves the credit!

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You are absolutely correct! I rode in that Wintec 500 A/P for years without realizing otherwise. I worked hard to get good equitation over fences and to remain functional.

Then I got into this Harry Dabbs, and everything that I had to fight for, came so easily!

I now see how a saddle is supposed to aid you, not hinder you - glad I experienced that first hand!

My Coach during my lesson kept saying how much my position in my tack has improved - she thought it was from all that hard work...yeah..right....it was the saddle! The saddle deserves the credit!
YES!!! THANK YOU!! There are days when I start to wonder if I'm a saddle snob telling people to get a better saddle... I know not everyone can afford the nicest fanciest saddle, but QUALITY COUNTS! IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!! Save your money, take your time, find a good deal on a quality used saddle and you will not regret it! I shocks me how many people don't realize how the right saddle can make a world of difference. Your saddle should work WITH you, not against you.
And I personally hate Wintecs. While they may be the nicest synthetics out there, there are so many better saddles you can get for the same price.
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I agree, I will never own another Wintec for my sport and for what I do.

I'm not sure if it is quality that counts - well, yeah I can see what you mean because the better it is made, the better it will aid you - but I also think that it depends on your body type and how the saddle works with you.

You could get into a Pessoa and it not work well for you at all, even though it is a quality saddle, you could get into a Schleese and same result - if you get what I mean :)

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