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    I think the biggest myth in saddles these days is...

    I think the biggest myth in saddles these days is that big blocks and deep seats will increase your stability in the saddle. Stability and security come from being in proper alignment in the saddle -...
  2. I LOVED Suncatcher! Valhalla was a blast too. But...

    I LOVED Suncatcher! Valhalla was a blast too. But Basingstoke was always my favorite. Lots of space, tons of jumps, and a great place to take a youngster to school. Martie ran a great event, and in a...
  3. They do stand for something. The "SL" is for...

    They do stand for something. The "SL" is for Sherry Lee and the "SLK" stands for Sherry Lee & Klaus. Sherry Belton is one of the owners of Albion and Klaus is, of course, Klaus Balkenhol.

    I had...
  4. From what it sounds like, you are deciding...

    From what it sounds like, you are deciding between a standard leather K2 and a K2 Ultima. This saddle was never able to be modified much until recently. The K2 was meant to be a stock saddle with...
  5. I worked for another shop years ago that was...

    I worked for another shop years ago that was bought by Dover. No one knew about it until it was done. It is a slower process when there isn't a storefront and staff already in place to simply...
  6. As someone who works for a local Raleigh tack...

    As someone who works for a local Raleigh tack shop, this is not awesome!
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    Passier usually uses a beautiful synthetic...

    Passier usually uses a beautiful synthetic flocking. White, clean long fibers that is easy to work with and stays soft for a long time. I had never come across the shoddy before!

    I LOVE pulling...
  8. Skid Row panels are County's version of a dropped...

    Skid Row panels are County's version of a dropped panel which adds more bearing surface to the underside of the saddle for narrower horses. The term was coined by Master Saddler David Young when...
  9. Here's the problem with selling demo saddles.......

    Here's the problem with selling demo saddles.... after you sell them you have no demo saddle anymore. I don't know about Devoucoux, but when you have to buy your own demos and then you are expected...
  10. He rides in an 18" Albion Kontact Lite. This...

    He rides in an 18" Albion Kontact Lite. This saddle accommodates a long thigh really nicely. I was ordering one for a really leggy rider and had ordered an XL forward flap. They said they didn't make...
  11. The "N" means normal flap, not "normal tree." The...

    The "N" means normal flap, not "normal tree." The tree size will be at the end of the line of numbers and letters. A medium Amerigo is 26.5cm, so the tree width is indicated by the incremental...
  12. The 2001 would be the old Elan... very flat,...

    The 2001 would be the old Elan... very flat, narrow seat. With a narrow seat and twist will come narrower panels and gullets, I'm afraid.

    The new Elan/Enigma is still very flat, but the seat is...
  13. Is it the Alto model? It will fit a slender TB...

    Is it the Alto model? It will fit a slender TB with a rising topline beautifully. Target the eventing crowd. Narrow in the Amerigo isn't as narrow as it can be in other brands. -1 or -1.5 is a pretty...
  14. Well, the Beval Natural has the same tree as the...

    Well, the Beval Natural has the same tree as the old Baines Elan, so you may be on to something! Good luck!
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    This! Over the years I've had both used on my...

    This! Over the years I've had both used on my horses. It is all in the hands of the person wielding the tools. Watching a good dentist is fascinating and you can learn so much from them.

    Add to...
  16. That is enough time for the flocking to soften...

    That is enough time for the flocking to soften and flatten out. Maybe topping off the flocking and/or changing the tree is the way to go. So long as the general shape of the tree still works for the...
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    The monoflap and dual flap are the exact same...

    The monoflap and dual flap are the exact same saddle, save exterior non-adjustable blocks on the mono and Velcro blocks on the dual. Also, the bulk added by a long girth versus the dressage girth...
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    The Nobility is built on a fixed tree, not the...

    The Nobility is built on a fixed tree, not the adjustable one. We sold them for years without any tree issues, but...

    The Nobility made about two years ago and the Nobility you get today are...
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    The Pessoa saddles are getting better and better....

    The Pessoa saddles are getting better and better. The Legacy Event with flocked panels and an adjustable tree is a really nice saddle, but sometimes the flap is too forward for some riders. We just...
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    If you are so close to SC, you might try Mike...

    If you are so close to SC, you might try Mike Scott's classes. I think they offer intro and certification courses. His website is www.saddleguy.com and I'm sure there's a link to the school on there...
  21. Trilogy

    If you need a narrow seat in the seatbone area, the Debbie McDonald is the one to try. It does have a narrow waist, but it also has a narrower seat at the rear. It also has the straightest flap angle...
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    Pepperwood Farm in Fuquay-Varina has most of the...

    Pepperwood Farm in Fuquay-Varina has most of the things you listed, including the covered ring and they are open to outside trainers. MacNairs does not allow outside trainers though they have several...
  23. I'm not competing but I'll be there with M & M...

    I'm not competing but I'll be there with M & M Tack Shop. We love supporting all of our customers and seeing them all decked out in their finest duds. :)
  24. I agree that none of them work all that well!...

    I agree that none of them work all that well! There are a few that I feel like I can apply and still find some sort of residue of it later in the day... Flicks, Pyrhana and Bite Free. I think the...
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    The Vega is more of an entry-level Amerigo, not...

    The Vega is more of an entry-level Amerigo, not necessarily a "lower" saddle. It is far less customizable than the Amerigos and is built on a plastic tree instead of a wood/steel one. Even so, the...
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