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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone heard of Jimmy Saddlery? Also child saddle question..

    Local tack store has a 14inch saddle (I measured) with the brand of Jimmy Saddlery on it. I can tell it's got some age on it, a little bit dry and some of the stiches are a bit loose but still looks decent. As far as I could tell the tree is sounds. It's a close contact. It looks like it might fit my pony. They are asking $60..is that a good price?


    Here's the other question. Is a 14inch too big for a 43inch almost 6yr old and I have a 38' almost 4year old. I know it's probably better to go and take the kids to see but it's 45min away and its just hard to find the time to get over there.



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    Jimmy's 21st Century Saddlery is an old and respected brand. The bridles are prettier and more famous that their saddles.

    You are probably looking at a very old, flat close contact saddle. It might be narrow by modern standards. Most likely, the panels are flocked with foam and thin.

    The price is great-- for just about any serviceable saddle. But make sure that it is.

    A 14" is a very small saddle. I'm not an expert on little kid-sized saddles. If this one didn't work, I'd think the only one that would be better is a lead line saddle.
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    My DD is 5, and about 38" tall, I would guess (Am I a bad parent because I dont know??? She's to my boobs. There.) Her saddle is a 14" and is huge on her. Her legs don't even come to the end of the flaps and her teeny butt doesn't really cover much of the saddle.

    I would say it will serve my daughter for quite a few years, at least.
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    If everything looks good on it 14" isn't too big. My 8 yo measures for a 12.5" but I got a 14.5 saddle, it's a better fit than her using my 16.5" and she has room to grow into it more before we have to look again so I would say if everything else seems decent on it, go for it!
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    I only know the measurements because of dr. appointments ;0) and a kids roller coaster.

    I went back to see if my oldest fit and he does! The seat size is perfect but his leg are still a little short..looks like he will fit in no time. The stitching was a bit loose in the front so they are going to fix it for me.

    The brand just says Jimmy Saddlery made in england.



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