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post #1 of 5 Old 03-21-2015, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Tarpin Hill Trooper Saddle?

So, I saw this at one of the tack stores I went to and thought it very unique. The seat fits me perfect and should fit Dutch just as well.

All I know is that it's a Tarpin Hill trooper style saddle. I did read that the company was sold to a not-so-great owner a few years back, but this saddle doesn't seem too new. It's definitely a little beat up, but the tree is sound and so is the majority of the leather. The store is asking $250 for it, does that seem about right?
Any other insight/opinions?

Excuse it sitting on a ton of other saddles..apparently they have wayyyy too many saddles for the room they have.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-21-2015, 11:36 PM
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From it's design it appears the rider would be sitting fairly high off the horse's back. This saddle might be a tough sell unless doing re-enactments. Are you able to take it on a trial basis?

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-01-2015, 07:45 PM
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Is the saddle still for sale? I'll buy it if you don't want it. I had one like it before. It was the best saddle to ride in. So comfortable.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-01-2015, 11:26 PM
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You might want to PM jimmyp

I recall a post where he is looking for that brand of trooper saddle.

Of course my recollection isn't what it used to be, but it might have been jimmyp, and definitely was a particular brand of trooper saddle. LOL

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-06-2015, 03:18 PM
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The Trooper is based upon the English Universal Pattern military saddle. It does put you fairly high off the horse because of the suspended seat, but that's also why it is easy to ride for long periods. I've ridden a UP once and it did take some getting used to but it was comfortable. At that price I don't think you would be wrong if you want it for trail riding or hacking. The older Tarpin Hill saddles have a good rep, although I've never ridden one.
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