Does anyone have experience with these saddles? I've heard great things about Butet in general, but I don't know anything about the Samur. How "cushy" is this model and how much do they typically go for?
ETA new question: How does the tree run? Like, my Delgrange supposedly had a medium tree but it only fit really narrow withered horses. Since I ride a lot of different horses, should I go with a wide tree just in case or is a medium pretty roomy(like a devoucoux)?
Last edited by indygirl2560; Feb. 8, 2010 at 08:39 PM.
Be careful - could be a scam! Seems to be a lot of those for Butets.
Don't worry! I know how to watch out for those and I'd be buying it through I tack shop I purchased from before.(The saddle is older and noticeably used so that's why the price is so low). Speaking of scams, I've seen several ads online lately for practically new Antares saddles for $1550 but the poster uses the description from another site and has phony contact info!
DMK - I just sent my 10 year old butet off to get the seat, panels and billets replaced, it'll be like a new saddle when it comes home again!
I had one that I sent in last year for a new seat, knee rolls, and panels. It came back beautiful! I also had a 97' that I traded in for an '07 and got back what I had originally paid for it. It was pristine, but I looked a little ridiculous riding in a 16".
Where am I and what am I doing in this handbasket?
yes, I did a careful evaluation of the pocketbook and though $1000 sounded like a much better plan then $4000.
I can't wait though - it's only been gone for ten days and it's not like the weather has been cooperating for rides, but the few rides I have snuck in between the weather were in this godawful synthetic saddle that takes 2 no-bows each folded over as padding to get the front of the saddle sort of level with the back. I've already planned to get the horse's back injected as an apology, but I think my back needs it just as badly!
Yesterday was the last pretty almost warm day in the foreseeable future, and I should have tacked up the old guy and ponied the three year old down the road so they both got some exercise ... I wanted to do that all day long while at work ... I got to the barn and looked at that saddle for about 15 minutes and pondered. Then I grabbed the lunge equipment and took the three year old out to work on the line.
Definition of "Horse": a 4 legged mammal looking for an inconvenient place and expensive way to die. Any day they choose not to execute the Master Plan is just more time to perfect it. Be Very Afraid.