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    Default Steal of a Deal

    Just starting a new one of these threads, as the sloppy conditions outside have me stalking Ebay.

    Here's a Hastilow dressage, 18'' wide tree, for $300 right now. These are English-made, wool-flocked, $2.5k saddles that fit the wide guys GREAT.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-Wide-Tree...item416fef0e9d



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    Now find me an 18" M forward flap jump saddle with a rear block for about the same price, would you??



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    Quote Originally Posted by eponacowgirl View Post
    Now find me an 18" M forward flap jump saddle with a rear block for about the same price, would you??
    I don't know how forward is forward, but you could check out these two...the German one even comes with a trial:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/german-jumpi...item2a27f5abac

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-MW-Lemete...item3a7d4a74db


    What you really need though is an Ainsley Pro National or Chester...doesn't get any more forward than that! If you stalk Ebay you'll see them pop up in the $400 range, and Middleburg Tack has one right now for $600:
    http://www.middleburgtack.com/index....=All%20Purpose

    The seats are open and flat and lovely, and I suspect you could get by with a 17.5'' easily. Also, don't worry about the rear blocks....any good saddle fitter can add them to any saddle for about $100!



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    Wow, you're good at this!!

    How about a 18.5 or 19 inch long flap dressage saddle, medium or medium/wide tree?

    Now *that* is a challenge even I (confirmed google shopper) cannot surmount!!



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    KV Vet has goat hair brushes for $3.19.
    http://www.kvsupply.com/KVVet/produc...6#.UPOA7KwSfGg

    They also have a polishing brush for $3.99. Go to their closeout page. And some Chafeless English Leather girths for $16.98. One is 52".
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoForAGallop View Post
    I don't know how forward is forward, but you could check out these two...the German one even comes with a trial:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/german-jumpi...item2a27f5abac

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-MW-Lemete...item3a7d4a74db


    What you really need though is an Ainsley Pro National or Chester...doesn't get any more forward than that! If you stalk Ebay you'll see them pop up in the $400 range, and Middleburg Tack has one right now for $600:
    http://www.middleburgtack.com/index....=All%20Purpose

    The seats are open and flat and lovely, and I suspect you could get by with a 17.5'' easily. Also, don't worry about the rear blocks....any good saddle fitter can add them to any saddle for about $100!
    Ha! Thanks! I actually ride in an Ainsley PN right now that I love, but my darling Doccie is of the very short backed variety and it's too long for him. AND he jumps up so hard that my leg swings back. I may have to just have blocks added until I can upgrade.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse&Bay View Post
    Wow, you're good at this!!

    How about a 18.5 or 19 inch long flap dressage saddle, medium or medium/wide tree?

    Now *that* is a challenge even I (confirmed google shopper) cannot surmount!!
    Your wish is my command!

    No idea what a 28cm tree equals...I think their widest is a 32, so 28 is around a medium? You can always bump it up another size, for that price!
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stubben-Blac...item20ce9a0a83

    Brandless but has serial numbers...Worth a shot for $250, as the leather looks like it's worth more than that from the photos
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-dressa...item3a7d580974

    You didn't give a price range, but a Passier fitting those specs would be super easy to find, also a Rembrandt...the Passier's tree can be adjusted to any size, and Rembrandts come with generous fixed trees, although about 1/2 of them have the adjustable trees. Also, check into Thornhills....the Vienna II gets RAVE COTH reviews, has a longer flap (although you're talking to the girl who rides a dressage saddle with a 14'' flap!) and comes in the larger seat sizes.

    And stalk Ebay. If you can ride in something that's NOT a 17'', whether lower or higher, you can get a steal. No trials on most, of course, so you have to have some knowledge of saddle fit just based off pictures and some measurements, but for a while I made a steady "hobby" income flipping saddles on Ebay, and only lost money on one out of oh.....30? All it takes is a good cleaning and some bright photos!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse&Bay View Post
    Wow, you're good at this!!

    How about a 18.5 or 19 inch long flap dressage saddle, medium or medium/wide tree?

    Now *that* is a challenge even I (confirmed google shopper) cannot surmount!!
    Passier Grand Gilberts have 18-19 inch flaps.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse&Bay View Post
    Wow, you're good at this!!

    How about a 18.5 or 19 inch long flap dressage saddle, medium or medium/wide tree?
    On what kind of budget?

    http://www.farmhousetack.com/servlet...e,-used/Detail
    http://www.trumbullmtn.com/store/dem...-long-flap-wg/
    http://www.mahtowameadows.com/product-p/719.htm
    http://springfield-illinois.olx.com/...d-iid-98406010
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    OK, how about a 17.5-18 in dressage saddle with narrow tree Not afraid of brown!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcmel View Post
    OK, how about a 17.5-18 in dressage saddle with narrow tree Not afraid of brown!
    Budget?

    This is pretty narrow, and these older Prix St. Georges are great
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-Spring-Se...item3f20e3d3f7

    Stubben NA has a used 18''/27cm Genesis D on their website for $650 - Bargain!



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    Yeah, I've seen that Genesis but I figure it must be pretty beat up for it not to have sold. But my guy needs a 28 cm anyway. Thanks!
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    Hmm... anyone else wanna play "Find Fleck a saddle"?! I am looking for a County Innovation in dark brown/chocolate, 18" seat, medium tree, forward flap... and ideally buffalo leather. I found one that is almost it... but the smooth leather. Am I going to fly out of it?
    No one seems to be selling theirs Maybe that's a good thing.....



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    FleckenAwesome: Do you need a gusset panel or not?

    I am looking for a County Innovation 17.5", Med Narrow with a forward flap and a gusset panel.

    However, I am pretty sure I have seen the saddle you are looking for. If I run into it again, I will PM you a link.



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    I might could do a medium narrow, though he was happy in a medium and that gives me a better chance of fitting Dan. The gusset would be fine with or without. I am pretty sure I saw a 17.5" but it might have been a narrow... the only ones I've been able to find are at thehappysaddle.com. They have one... but it's the smooth leather... I'm not sure I will like it as much, but for almost half off... it's worth trying it. Thanks!!



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    Wow, you guys are absolutely killing me. I've been hunting on the sly for months and so many good options! I'm drooling over Henning for $2,500. Must see if I can make that fit in the budget in the next couple of months...



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    For the Stubbens, 32 is considered their wide. The 31cm is their med/wide and it goes down from there. They also now have an extra wide at 34cm for the drafty types.

    For reference, my WIDE Polish Arab wears a 32cm tree. His bigger QH buddy wears a 31cm. I've found the 31cms fit the majority of horses.



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    LOVE ebay! I found a '97 Neidersuss dressage saddle in good shape (a bit dry, but no damage or scratches) for $600. After a good cleaning and oiling, it looks AMAZING.



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    Check out Happy Horse Tack in Ft Collins, CO. They have a bunch of nice dressage saddles on consignment and are AWESOME to work with. I found a Schleese Link there a couple of years ago for a steal!
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    a 28cm stubben is pretty narrow.



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