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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I'm new to this forum but would appreciate some info from experienced horse people. I'm selling an English saddle but don't know the difference between a close contact and an all purpose. How do you differentiate? It's my daughter's saddle and she's away right now.
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I'm looking for a synthetic endurance saddle for my shark finned thoroughbred. I need something that will hold up in hard riding, but supple enough to allow my horse to move freely. I like the idea of treeless saddles, but I don's know how well they will hold up doing intense riding. I plan on...
  3. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    -Ovation 26" dressage girth, roller buckles on both ends, waffle neoprene so it hoses off easily. Stitching in the nylon on one end came apart in the middle, shown in pics, cosmetic flaw. $20 shipped -Centaur shipping boots, **brand new** in bag, size full, color is dusty olive plaid. $65 +...
  4. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Looking for... 1. Passier close contact saddle, 16.5" seat, medium tree, or... 2. County close contact saddle, 16.5 or 17" seat, #3 tree. My saddle budget pretty much disappeared when I figured out my new horse has ulcers, so I'm looking for older/cheaper models. I'm open to any other...
  5. Horse Tack Reviews
    My mare is impossible to fit and im looking for a cheap saddle so im looking into 2 differet wintecs #1 wintec 500 cc (i think) if sold its the older version PIC BELOW*** 17.5 (my normal seat size is 17-17.5 as i have long legs but im worried it will be to big) #2 the lady told me its a...
  6. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Got a handful of saddles on a trade - with hopes that it would fit my Haflinger. Fail. Well, I knew this one wouldn't fit... However, now they are up for sale, and after some very helpful advice from my thread posting elsewhere - I have gotten some reasonable appraisals on them. I will...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey Everyone! I'm starting to look into purchasing my first saddle and I see a lot of people interested & using close contact saddles. I understand what they are (they don't have the knee blocks/blocks essentially?) and I plan on trying one out soon.. (I'm sure it will be challenging at first)...
  8. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    I'm selling a 15" CC saddle, no brand, but very comfy and excellent used condition. It is now too small for me, and I need to get a new one haha I am selling ti for $75 stripped, but will add irons and leathers plus a white fitted pad (used, no longer stark white and fluffy) for an extra $25...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    This is my Crosby that I have for sale right now and my horse is visibly getting healthier and bulking up more so I decided to put my Crosby on him just for kicks. It fits better than it did before. He isn't entirely fit and is nowhere near as in good shape as he will be once I start riding him...
  10. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    FOR SALE 18.5" Crosby Equilibrium Tad Coffin Signature Edition Close Contact. Medium Tree. Excellent condition. Bought a few months ago from Pelham Saddlery. Doesn't fit my horse. You don't see any of these around anymore. Super nice and they last FOREVER! Asking $650 OBRO
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    16.5" Wintec close contact - changeable gullets with CAIR panels. Great starter set - 52" comfort gel girth,Wintec synthetic leathers, cotton saddle cover, used gullet measurement guide and some spare gullet plates: 3 black (one black in the saddle now), white, red and yellow along with extra...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Ok I've had this saddle for a year or so now and love it. But since my mare has lost some weight recently (we're working on getting her back to her previous weight, but it's tough to do in the winter!), I wanted to re-evaluate to make sure it's not creating any pressure points right now. I...
  13. Horse Tack Reviews
    Hello :) I am not in the imediate market for a saddle, due to us needing a new AC, but we have been looking around. We are thinking of getting me one for Christmas!! So we went to the local tack shop a few days ago, to try some out and see what brand 'fit' me best. Cowboy is a medium tree, and...
  14. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    FOR SALE! 17.5" Medium/Medium Narrow Miller's Lancers Close contact/jumping saddle. Plain flap. Slightly cutback pommel. Would be good for a high withered horse. Really nice. Comes with a pad, stirrups, leathers, and a bridle. Asking $150 OBO
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    NICE barely used 17.5" Lancers Close contact saddle. Medium tree. Plain flap. Rides great. feels like a more cushioned version of my Crosby Hunterdon. Love it but its not used enough to justify keeping it. Has a very small cut on the corner of the cantle but only cosmetic. Can throw in a...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I need a close contact/jumping saddle with a very forward flap. Do you know of specific saddle models that are known for being forward? I don't have access to sit in many, and pictures are deceiving One of the problems I run into is even if the saddle is listed as "forward flap", it's usually...
  17. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Looking for a jumping saddle with very forward flaps, a wide (or adjustable) tree, and a 17"ish seat. Thanks!
  18. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Full calfskin Antares saddle, great condition! Serial #: SC 2aa 17 L 0498 rag+10 rar+10 MADE IN FRANCE 17" seat, 2aa flaps, half-deep seat, medium tree (approx. 4.5, felt dot - felt dot) I purchased this saddle used, but I have only been riding in it for a couple of months. It is one of...
  19. Horse Tack Reviews
    I am looking for a close contact saddle that I can use for schooling and show (until i get a separate show saddle in Dec.) but Ive hit a ditch in the road as to which saddle I should get. There are SO many and I have to buy from the internet so its not like I can just try out the saddle before I...
  20. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    I have a 16" Wintec CC saddle I'm looking to sell. It's simply too big for me, so I need to sell it in order to get a new saddle. It's in near perfect condition and very clean as I've taken very great care of it. It has the CAIR panels and the easy change gullet system (comes standard with...
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