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Hi everybody,
I'm a young all-round european rider
I just buy my QH so I need my own saddle :)
I know that saddle is a real personal question ...
I want to find a good saddle that i can also use in show ...
I'm often searching on ebay,...of other website to find a saddle but
I think it's hard to judge a sadddle only with one picture on internet .
So can you help me?give me your opinion on the brands(price-quality),(I heard that Dale chavez et BR saddle are very good),were I can find It on internet ...
Oh I need also help for seat size,oh can i know wich seat size is the best for me
Thanks
 

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HI, I looked for a long time for just the right western saddle. When I was "newer" to riding I bought a mare. I tried her out and she was great, then I went back and rode her with my saddle. At first I did not know what was wrong, I could not sit her canter at all. The young fella said it was my saddle, sure enough I put there's on and I was fine. I had a roper - the seat and the stirrups are not positioned well except for roping. My new saddle has the stirrups forward and the center of the seat about 5/8 back. Larry Trocha oulines this on his site. I bought a Jerry Shaw and wish I could afford another for my husband but they are pricey ( but worth)
 

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I like Corriente Saddle Company. They are good quality saddles at a really fair price. As far as seat size if you ride a 17 inch english then you will ride a 15 inch western and so on.
 

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Thanks Everybody!I almost never use english saddle exept when I'm performing in show or for training ... When I use an english saddle it is my coach one and between him and me there is a big difference of size and weight but I feel good in his saddle (i do not know the size :$)
But I'm 1m59-60 and 57kg
 

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If I did my metric conversion right a 15 inch western saddle will be plenty big and give you some room to grow (if you are that age).
 

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Dang Smrobs you beat me to it!
 

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Hi there! here is a small list of saddles I personally like:
Crates
Circle Y
Showman
Simco- only the older ones not newer
Blue Ribbon
Champion
Kathys
Martin
Rico
Dale Chavez
Bobs
It would really help if you gave us a price raange too, some of the saddles i posted are expensive but all of them are good-great quality!
 

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What discipline are you looking to show in?? This will play a role in what saddle would work best.
 
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