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  1. #21
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    I am glad that County came through for you. I recently purchased a Sensation (new) and I worry (not County specific) that something like this or other things will happen. I don't have that kind of money laying around to buy a new saddle!

    Hope your saddle comes back good as new
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  2. #22
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    Update: I got my saddle back yesterday and the repair looks good. I haven't had time to put it on my beast yet (deep in holiday rush here!) but it certainly appears narrower than it was.

    The person in the shop when I picked it up wasn't sure of the outcome with the old tree, but I'll report back when I find out.
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  3. #23
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    Wow....This is the first I've heard of this happening at all.
    Then again County's are few and far between in my neck of the woods.
    I've been riding my non-customized Off the rack Stabilizer for over 10 years now and not a single minute worth of saddle issue.
    Never reflocked no nothing.

    They will have to pry this saddle out of my cold dead arms, but I had been considering gifting myself a County Dressage , too.
    Hmmmm....
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  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sing Mia Song View Post
    Update: I got my saddle back yesterday and the repair looks good. I haven't had time to put it on my beast yet (deep in holiday rush here!) but it certainly appears narrower than it was.

    The person in the shop when I picked it up wasn't sure of the outcome with the old tree, but I'll report back when I find out.
    I know this is an old post, but did you ever find out what happened with the old tree?
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  5. #25
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    Head plates should not flex, or spread, or move in any way. If they do, there's a serious problem. I'm glad County took care of the issue for you, but I wonder about "extra narrow". In 15 years of fitting saddles, I've seen exactly 2 horses that were suited to a narrow tree, and both outgrew that width in a couple months, when the tree shape and panel configuration were correct for their conformation.



  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitt View Post
    In 15 years of fitting saddles, I've seen exactly 2 horses that were suited to a narrow tree, and both outgrew that width in a couple months, when the tree shape and panel configuration were correct for their conformation.
    Have you seen the County saddles? The tree sizing is definitely not the norm. My W tree Stubben Edelweiss is exactly the same width as my N tree Stabilizer. I also have a horse who needs an XN County and I would say that in most other saddles he'd be a M or maybe a MN.
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