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    My breastcollars are not tight at all, but would...

    My breastcollars are not tight at all, but would help in an emergency. I have a well fitting martingale type and a brand new pretty mohair with martingale straps. Both are comfortable and...
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    Just ask for a good oiling of the entire saddle. ...

    Just ask for a good oiling of the entire saddle. I have had 3 custom saddles and two of them came well oiled including the the roughout. My last Courts came feeling almost broke in and really comfy...
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    Yes and almost every time. If I am just doing...

    Yes and almost every time. If I am just doing arena work, not necessarily. I mostly trail ride, and ride quite a few hills. I also like the stability of the breast collar when mounting and...
  4. My gelding is so allergic to the gnats that fly...

    My gelding is so allergic to the gnats that fly up and latch on. So my old stand bys make him swell up so I have had to be pretty conservative and observe what works or doesn't.

    I did get him a...
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    What about Purina Strategy Healthy Edge. It is...

    What about Purina Strategy Healthy Edge. It is an alfalfa base and my horses do really well on it.

    http://purinamills.com/horse-feed/products/strategy-healthy-edge-horse-feed/

    Or Purina Well...
  6. Then that's a bonus. This is just fine for...

    Then that's a bonus. This is just fine for everything you said you wanted. A good option.

    Don't forget to post pictures.
  7. The more I read this, I think perhaps your horse...

    The more I read this, I think perhaps your horse is nervous with you being above him. So that's where you start. Sitting on a fence or stump or lower mounting blocks or whatever. Just get him used...
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    Good option. We want to see pictures.

    Good option. We want to see pictures.
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    I think Big Horn saddles are fine, not high end,...

    I think Big Horn saddles are fine, not high end, but I have heard of people really liking them. I have seen the haflinger trail in person. Really plain but a solid saddle. Stick with all leather for...
  10. Great article. Thanks.

    Great article. Thanks.
  11. My mare would just walk off too, her previous...

    My mare would just walk off too, her previous owner was a tall man and just mounted on the go.

    Treats or praise at the mounting block. And don't get off and move the block, make the horse come to...
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    Maybe..return policy? It doesn't look narrow....

    Maybe..return policy? It doesn't look narrow. Kind of hard to tell since the measuring stick is so low. I can tell a lot more in person by the spread of my hand under the gullet. :D
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    The only Corriente I have tried on wasn't near...

    The only Corriente I have tried on wasn't near wide enough. The actual gullet measurement isn't that wide. The flare may be deceiving because the picture is more from the bottom of the saddle....
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    This is why saddle shopping is so hard. So many...

    This is why saddle shopping is so hard. So many ads will say fqhb and they are really qh. And some qh bars are really wide like some of the Courts. I tried an used Courts Camarillo barrel saddle...
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    Call Circle Y and ask about the difference...

    Call Circle Y and ask about the difference between the synthetic and all leather. Looks like the gullet may be 7 in. Measuring so low is hard to see the correct width of the gullet. Gullet width...
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    If you could find a Circle Y with the wide tree...

    If you could find a Circle Y with the wide tree somewhere to try on your horse, whether you are shipped a demo or you find one locally. then you know if it will work for you.

    I think...
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    In my original lost post, I said they tend to...

    In my original lost post, I said they tend to have a nice selection of both used and new. Will send you pictures etc. if you have any back tracings, send those to them. And they are open on Sunday's....
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    Darn it. Had a long reply and it disappeared. ...

    Darn it. Had a long reply and it disappeared.

    That last new saddle on EBay is from a great shop in Olympia, WA. Call them, they are wonderful about fitting and at least in used, sending out via...
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    The original Billy Cooks are just that. The...

    The original Billy Cooks are just that. The Longhorn Billy Cook are some sort of buy out or something years ago. Different saddles for sure. Longhorn BC are less expensive but that's all I know.
    ...
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    Can you return it if it doesn't fit? Could you...

    Can you return it if it doesn't fit? Could you try the same saddle on locally?

    I have had to so much trouble fitting my mare, trying on lots of saddles to determine what may fit and then find one...
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    The Cashel is made by Martin. An entry type of...

    The Cashel is made by Martin. An entry type of saddle without the bells and whistles. It also doesn't have the different gullet widths and customization Martin regular line has.

    I tried to buy...
  22. The only way I know is to try it on your horse...

    The only way I know is to try it on your horse and see how it fits both of you. 35 pounds isn't terrible. Some of the roping saddles with stirrups, all the fittings and breast collar are over 50#. My...
  23. Thread: Trail Tack

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    I deal more with heat than wet. My mare over...

    I deal more with heat than wet. My mare over heated last year in an Air Flex or whatever it is by Weaver and an Impact Gel pad. Now I will only use mohair and a plain wool pad.

    We ride some in...
  24. Thread: Trail Tack

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    I beg to differ on being practical or not. I...

    I beg to differ on being practical or not. I trail ride a lot, and this girth is very durable. Fits great on the horse and I have put a lot of miles on the cinch in the last year and a half.

    It...
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    I love my mohair cinch or alpaca is lovely too. ...

    I love my mohair cinch or alpaca is lovely too. Classic Equine has one of the best mohair cinches on the market, double layered, soft and good hardware.

    1 1/2 years ago I ordered a custom mohair...
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