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post #11 of 14 Old 08-19-2013, 06:32 PM
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I bought one of my saddles online with great luck and it was a great experience. I would highly recommend Murphy's Sport Horses or Pelham Saddlery. GREAT customer service with both!

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post #12 of 14 Old 08-19-2013, 06:52 PM
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I'm buying a saddle online at the moment, waiting on it to be posted (US to Australia). I've also sold a saddle on Ebay, and have had friends buy online.

There are risks involved with buying one online but I think that, being smart you can make it work.

First - don't buy unknown saddles. Buy a brand you have tried on your horse or sat in before. If you're looking at this Circle Y, have you sat in a similar version? Have you tried something similar on your horse?

Does the ad have a lot of information, have you asked the seller various questions? Are their lots of pictures? Do they have a good rating? If they do seem pretty legitimate, then buy one through PayPal, if it's been misrepresented you do have some sort of recourse.

Another thing is buy it at a good price, so if it doesn't fit, then you can resell it. My friend bought a barrel saddle from the US, rode in it for six months then sold it, losing maybe $100 or so, because he paid a reasonable price for it in the first place.
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post #13 of 14 Old 08-19-2013, 07:04 PM
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I love this website:'s *NEW* Website

I purchased my saddle from there, and got a WEEK trial with it to make sure it fit. They have both used and new saddles.
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post #14 of 14 Old 08-19-2013, 07:15 PM
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I've bought new and used online, without problems. I take more precautions when I buy an expensive one than a cheap one.
Ask as many questions as you can, call them, ask more pictures and measurments if needed. Joe4d's advice is really good.
Buy from a trusted source/store, and a known brand. Read reviews (about seller and saddle).

Best scenario, try the saddle you want first (from a local store or a friend) and make sure it fits the horse and you. Then you can find online at a great price.
Good luck on the saddle hunt!
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