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Just wondering what everyone rides in for XC! I ride in a black Stubben CTD AP saddle, kudos to QHDragon. =] Knee and thigh blocks, forward-set flaps, and a nice deep seat. What's your saddle? If you could afford anything, what would you buy?
 

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i use my collegiate for all 3 phases, its an event saddle

when i start showing my mare im going to use my m toulouse for all 3 phases as well, but its a close contact

if my horse wasnt 4 & i had money i would get a dressage saddle, ive only ridden in them like 10 or so times in my life & would LOVE to have one =]
 

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Ah! So you bought her horse and saddle.

I am riding in a Collegiate Convertible Diploma. I love it! I am going to have Lynnda at Classic Saddlery put thigh blocks in it for me.



 

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I couldn't take her horse, but we did swap saddles. =] She found Rocket a great home, though, which I am really glad about! She took my collegiate, and I got a saddle I couldn't possibly be happier with. I'm looking/saving up for a dressage saddle at the moment, but... =[ lacking funds right now.
 

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Ooh ok! I misunderstood than. I was trying to track down your now saddle, but she said she sold it to the people who bought Rocket. So when you said you had that saddle, I assumed you got Rocket as well.

The tree on your saddle would of accomodated Nelson's back wonderfully, but that was before I found the Collegiate Diploma Convertible.
 

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Yeah, Zip doesn't need the tree, but it fits him well anyways. And it's a Stubben, which makes Margaret happy. =] I doubt I'll hang onto it if we move up to Training then I'll need something better- the length of the flap isn't long enough. It's great, but only for now.
 

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Glad it is working out for you! The Phillipe Fontaine is becoming quite the rage now - that is Stubben made.

The long flap definately helps! My Collegiate when I order it, is going to have the long flat. The Collegiate in the pictures belongs to a fellow boarder who has offered her saddle for me to use, which is a regular flap or a forward flap - not sure, but it isn't long enough for my extremely long legs.
 

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LearnToFly- I was thinking you pop some training-level XC fences in that stubben. xD And definitely go short-stirruped in Dressage! Definitely the way to win. ;)
 

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I'm currently using a stubben scandica vsd. Its not very comfortable for jumping though as its geared for flatwork. It does fine with the smaller fences, but in the future I'd like to get a new jumping saddle and then a dressage saddle and sell my current AP. I really like stubben saddles so I would like to stick with one of them. However.... if I had loads of money I'd probably look around a bit more. A few girls at the barn I ride at have very comfortable saddles (one is an antares and the other is a devoucoux)... Both of them would suit me just fine if I had the funds in order :)
 

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I use a Courbette Vision for all 3 phases (hoping to get a dressage saddle that fits my current competition horse soon). It's got a very forward flap and is really designed for taller riders but strangely fits a 5'2" me very well :D
 

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I have the Collegiate Diploma which is a nice saddle, but it doesn't fit me or my horse right. Soooo at some point I'll have to replace it :/ If I was loaded, I would KILL for a Devoucoux Chiberta monoflap.
I also need to buy a dressage saddle. *sigh*
 

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Well, I was going to get a Collegiate Diploma Convertible, but instead, luck fell my way and I have been given an amazing opportunity with a fabulous saddle that I have fallen in love with.

A Harry Dabbs Origional Event - LOVE IT!



 

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i use a trainers professional delux jumping saddle. the last 6 months of last season i used it for all 3 phases coz my wintec dressage saddle made my horses back sore. the stirrup leathers i bought for it are childs so i was on the longest in jumping length :p hahahahaha now i got a dressage saddle ambassador :) bought it off my instructor :)
luv luv luv my trainers!!! :)
 
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