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  1. #1
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    Default courbette suggestions???

    Which courbette models do you prefer? Doesn't need a super forward flap, will only be used for small fences. Needs to have a comfortable seat.... seems like some of their saddles are really hard.



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    loved the old Pandur FS http://www.horsetopia.com/for-sale/l...dles/l359055#b

    Any reason you are limiting to Courbette?
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    well... I found a courbette that fit great, better than any others I've tried, but I actually hated it. So I was thinking I'd try a few different models.



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    Just wanted to add be aware Courbette's are made on 2 types of trees
    info here
    http://www.courbette.com/Catalog/catalog.html
    they also list all the models there I had a Marshal and like it, couple friends have Visions and luv them.
    good luck
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    any preference as far as the two tree types go?



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    First of all, I was a HUGE Courbette fan back in the day. I actually own that Pandur up there that is for sale (thanks for the mention BTW) but let me say that the new models are NOT what the old ones were. They've moved to making "budget" saddles that do not have the quality of the older ones. I think that the individual models are too varied at this point to decide on them as a brand based on that.... Many of the great ones are discontinued now, or altered so much that they're nothing like they used to be. My favorite hunt saddle for years was a Courbette Hussar. Very comfy, although an AP, not a close contact. It was my ONLY eventing saddle when I was in school and couldn't afford a dressage saddle.

    I rode in Courbettes exclusively for years, but now I'm in an Albion K2 jump and I'll probably never go back!!!

    Edited to add - that saddle that I'm trying to get rid of is an old style good quality one but honestly, it's not particularly comfortable (Or maybe my butt is just too big)
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    I had a Vision for many years that I loved. I used it for all my jumping and also did lots of trail rides in it, I thought the seat was very comfortable.
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    I will say that I've found them to fit a WIDE variety of horses. I've used both of their tree styles and never had fitting problems with either one. The older ones are also all wool flocked so you can have them fitted to your horse....

    But believe me - Courbettes are not the only brand out there with this feature. Yes, some brands are notoriously hard to fit on anything. But there are also lots of brands that will fit lots of horses well, or can be reflocked. Look for a saddle you like that is built on the right size tree that has wool panels so you can have it reflocked.

    My coach has a Stubben that seems to fit EVERYTHING.
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