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  1. #1
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    Default Tack stores that trade in saddles toward another purchase?

    Just wondering if these exist and if so where are they?

    I purchased a new w/tags Stubben Genesis Deluxe w/Biomex seat for a below market price. I rode in it for 30 minutes and realized the flap measurement must have been wrong. The Fabulous saddle is made for someone with longer legs. All I want it to trade for something comparable with short flaps. Are there places that do this? I'd love to know the names.
    Or shorten the flaps???????
    Thanks!

    Happy Riding,
    Jessie & The Stinky Pony- Bosco



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    Pelham Saddlery will allow trade-ins towards the purchase of a new saddle.



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    Equus Now will trade a used saddle and credit their full intended sale price on the used saddle toward a new saddle.

    But if the problem is limited to the flaps, just get it shortened. Almost any competent saddle repair shop can do it. Example:
    http://www.theenglishsaddler.com/repairs.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kota View Post
    Pelham Saddlery will allow trade-ins towards the purchase of a new saddle.

    I was just up there the other day. They have between 4-500 saddles in stock, and will let you take up to 3 saddles at a time to try. I was pretty impressed with them.



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    Saddlesource.com and bcsaddlery.com are two places that will take trade-ins. I've peronally done so at both places and they were both great!



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    Usedsaddles.com also allows trades.



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    atlanta saddlery will take saddles in trade.

    why the heck wont the place you bought it from let you take it back?! it's had 30 minutes of saddle time on it...
    that's just bizarre to me.
    www.destinationconsensusequus.com
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    Great (auction ended at an odd time) deal on ebay hence the reason for no return. In terms of my horse, I am finally getting it right. They did not have the correct measurement for the flap sadly. I'd shorten the flaps, but due to the design it really is not possible. Lovely saddle- maybe I should stretch my legs? Oh my!

    Thanks for the recommendations of places to consider a trade.



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    Quote Originally Posted by chebeau View Post
    Great (auction ended at an odd time) deal on ebay hence the reason for no return. In terms of my horse, I am finally getting it right. They did not have the correct measurement for the flap sadly. I'd shorten the flaps, but due to the design it really is not possible. Lovely saddle- maybe I should stretch my legs? Oh my!

    Thanks for the recommendations of places to consider a trade.
    I'm not saying I advocate this approach, but if the flap was not as described in the auction, then you have grounds to dispute the transaction via PayPal. It would be one thing if you just didn't like the flap. It would be another if they stated an actual numerical measurement that was inaccurate, in which case the item was not as described and can be disputed.

    But if it were me and the saddle were perfect in every other way, I'd get the flap shortened and move on with my life. Seriously, you are fortunate to have found a saddle that's so close to what you need.
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    Rick's Heritage Saddlery takes trade ins on saddles. They are very fair and I've been doing business with them for years.
    Life is what happens when you're making other plans. RiverDance



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