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post #1 of 14 Old 12-05-2009, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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What Would You Do With This?

I just inherited my friend's old Blue Ribbon saddle and all of the fixins. It looks just the right size for me. However, I'm 99.4% sure it is too narrow for Razz. Razz is a very big, wide boy.. and this is a saddle for a horse with high withers.

Since I only lease Razz, should I keep it, and just use it on the off occasion I ride one of the narrower horses, or end up buying a narrow horse in the future? Or should I just loan it out to my instructor so that she can use it on her Arab? Or is it a collector's item?

It needs heavy conditioning, and I'm a little wary of the girth straps.

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-05-2009, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 14 Old 12-06-2009, 11:09 AM
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It looks like a really narrow tree. I'd try it on your horse without any saddle pads to make sure it's going to fit.

It looks like it's in good condition. I would clean it up and see if it fits any of the horses at the barn. If it, I'd use it as a decoration in the house. You never know, you might end up with a horse that it will fit in the future!

If you sell it, you'd only get $100-150, since it doesn't have knee rolls or padded flaps, which is not a popular style right now. I'd personally just hang on to it.
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-06-2009, 11:18 AM
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I don't know anything about English saddles, I just wanted to say I have the same penguin sheets as you!

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-06-2009, 11:19 AM
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I would try sell it if I inhereted it, even if I got $150 out of it. Put it towards a saddle that you can use.

I have never, never in my days of riding, training, showing - being around horses - met a horse that needs a narrow tree, let along a super narrow tree.

That's what I'd do, get something out of it, to put towards a saddle I could use. Or use it for decoration.

I have a friend who has a GORGEOUS Log House, and it is horse themed. And she has antique saddles that have been "prepared" for display by a professional, and they are attached to her banisters, head boards of guest beds and other places that I cannot quite recall - but very, very neat.

At the Hunt Club, in their Club Room - they have old traditional english saddles set up for display *decoration* and they are beautiful.

Just an idea :)

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post #6 of 14 Old 12-06-2009, 11:22 AM
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i would sell it
i have never met a horse who needed that narrow of a tree either. also, if you saddle doesnt fit you can always put another pad under a too wide saddle, but theres nothing you can do to fix one thats too narrow !

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post #7 of 14 Old 12-06-2009, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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A boarder at the barn's arab is extraordinarily narrow, and her saddle is too wide for her horse.. I might consider a trade, as we both got our saddles for free.

I just feel bad for selling it, because it was my friend's b-day present when she was twelve. But, since it's mine now, I guess it doesn't matter. If I sell it, $100-$150 will get me a nice saddle from the barn going out of business about an hour away.

I would also think, that, if I did get a horse that skinny, it wouldn't fit for very long!

PS. I love penguin sheets. :P I've had penguin sheets since I was 16!
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post #8 of 14 Old 12-08-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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i think you should keep because you never know what it will be worth in the future.
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-08-2009, 01:03 PM
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I would try sell it if I inhereted it, even if I got $150 out of it. Put it towards a saddle that you can use.

I have never, never in my days of riding, training, showing - being around horses - met a horse that needs a narrow tree, let along a super narrow tree.

That's what I'd do, get something out of it, to put towards a saddle I could use. Or use it for decoration.

I have a friend who has a GORGEOUS Log House, and it is horse themed. And she has antique saddles that have been "prepared" for display by a professional, and they are attached to her banisters, head boards of guest beds and other places that I cannot quite recall - but very, very neat.

At the Hunt Club, in their Club Room - they have old traditional english saddles set up for display *decoration* and they are beautiful.

Just an idea :)
Lol MI, My past two horses have been so narrow that most stock trees don't fit them. I nearly had to get the tree in my Schleese replaced because the "fully adjustable" tree barely went narrow enough! KN luckily has a nice narrow tree :P

Personally, I'd try it. You never know what's going to fit until you try it on.
Also, please, please don't oil it! Use leather CPR or something similar and scrap those stirrup leathers, they look sketchy to me.
A quick search on horse tack review dot com reveals that the billets sometimes need replacing and the saddle tends to be "hard". I'd take it to a used tack place and see what they think. If it fits, keep it and if not sell it. Tack isn't moving that fast right now anyways (I've had a Passier for sale for 3 years now) so if you end up needing it, it might still be around.

Good luck!
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-08-2009, 01:45 PM
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Dover is doing a trade in "Cash for Clunkers" type deal:
Cash for Clunkers - Dover Saddlery.

You give them your old saddle they give you 250$ towards another saddle (only Circuit brand though). Which while 250 is more than what you'd get selling it, the cheapest Circuit they have available for the program is 550 with the 250 already taken off. So unless you trade in your saddle, buy the new one and then sell it at retail you are still out like 550 bucks. But if you sold it at retail you are making a profit of 250!
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