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Toadie's mom
Jan. 2, 2012, 02:45 PM
Saddle fitter told me I need a jumping saddle with gussets. I have a Devoucoux Chiberta, which I like, but I already knew didn't fit him. I've looked at several websites, and the only cross country models I've found with gussets are Black Country Vinicis. Anyone know of any others? I want a good quality brand, but will have to look for used.

RunForIt
Jan. 2, 2012, 03:13 PM
Saddle fitter told me I need a jumping saddle with gussets. I have a Devoucoux Chiberta, which I like, but I already knew didn't fit him. I've looked at several websites, and the only cross country models I've found with gussets are Black Country Vinicis. Anyone know of any others? I want a good quality brand, but will have to look for used.

I went from a Devoucoux fitted new Chiberta that fit my horse PERFECTLY to a Black Country Vinici Jump saddle (because the recessed stirrrup bars were KILLING him :eek::no:)...no gussets, but I've had BC saddles that had them...all custom fitted. I sold my Chiberta and had a brand new BC Vinici jump saddle with serge panels custom fitted and ordered with money left over...do it - you and horsey will be happy. :cool:

eventer_mi
Jan. 2, 2012, 03:49 PM
Most of the wool-flocked saddles can be outfitted with gussetted panels, either rear or front/wither gussets. So, Albion, County, Black Country, and (I'm not totally sure about this one) Amerigo can be outfitted with gussets. There are some lesser known brands, like Hastilow, and anything made by Walsall Saddlery, that are also wool-flocked.

TBFAN
Jan. 2, 2012, 06:22 PM
Albion! I love my Kontrol for jumping and am looking at the used SL for dressage. Nice gusseted panels and, IMO, more comfortable than the Black Country. I can bring my Kontrol when I come in January if you want to give it a spin :)

S

Toadie's mom
Jan. 2, 2012, 11:34 PM
Albion! I love my Kontrol for jumping and am looking at the used SL for dressage. Nice gusseted panels and, IMO, more comfortable than the Black Country. I can bring my Kontrol when I come in January if you want to give it a spin :)

S

Yes! I'm not opposed to BC. It's just that I've never ridden in one, and wanted to find out what all is out there. I used to have an Albion dressage saddle, and really liked it.

Now the biggest hurdle will be selling my Devoucoux, so I CAN get something else.

TBFAN
Jan. 3, 2012, 12:11 AM
My personal opinion on the new BC I tried (can't remember the model, it was about 4 years ago) was that the twist a bit wider than I liked and the saddle felt stiff and bulky.
I had ridden in someone else's BC while riding her horse, and her saddle felt hard to me. Just my limited experience.
Here's a site with a few Albions, used. http://www.horseclicks.com/saddles/albion/english/1/

I have an 18" seat in my Kontrol, because the flap is very forward. Am guessing you won't need one that big, but maybe bigger than you would think due to the forwardness.

I like Equestrian Imports too, because they're super-nice, and have a rental program you can try a saddle for longer than just a few days. Don't know if they have any current Albions, though.

purplnurpl
Jan. 3, 2012, 10:49 AM
I make my own wither gusset.

I buy a witec contoured pad from horse.com for 20 bucks and cut it like so:

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p189/xckaboom/witherreleif.jpg

and then I stick it under my saddle like so:
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p189/xckaboom/kaboom2.jpg

pad used:
there is a knock off brand as well that is a tad cheaper.
If you need more gusset, then buy the pad that has the front lift.
http://www.horse.com/item/wintec-comfort-pad-white/SLT700631/

Toadie's mom
Jan. 3, 2012, 03:48 PM
I make my own wither gusset.

I buy a witec contoured pad from horse.com for 20 bucks and cut it like so:

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p189/xckaboom/witherreleif.jpg

and then I stick it under my saddle like so:
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p189/xckaboom/kaboom2.jpg

pad used:
there is a knock off brand as well that is a tad cheaper.
If you need more gusset, then buy the pad that has the front lift.
http://www.horse.com/item/wintec-comfort-pad-white/SLT700631/
That's a good tip, but this one isn't a pommel/wither problem. It's the back panels. I need this: http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/learfan/?action=view&current=gussetpanels.jpg Instead of this: http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii295/learfan/?action=view&current=panelswithoutgusset.jpg

outfoxem
Jan. 3, 2012, 11:48 PM
Can someone explain the benefit of a gusseted vs non gusseted panel to me?

Toadie's mom
Jan. 4, 2012, 01:20 AM
Can someone explain the benefit of a gusseted vs non gusseted panel to me?

In general one isn't better than the other. it depends on your horse's back conformation, and the way he uses his back, as to which one is better.