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  1. #1
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    May. 20, 2012

    Default Recommended saddle?

    I am going to be looking for a used saddle pretty soon with a budget of $1500 and very little wiggle room. I need a size 16 (16.5 at the absolute biggest) and a regular-longer flap (inseam of 31 inches at only 5'4). I may be changing horses pretty regularly, so a medium-wide would probably be my best bet (for horses that are 16+ hands)...

    Any suggestions on saddle brands I can get for this price? I am having a really hard time finding a respectable brand that has a saddle my size and in my price range.

    I have already looked on Fine Used Saddles, links to any other websites that are similar would be great!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 20, 2012
    The Part of TN in the Wrong Time Zone


    I really recommend a Pessoa, they're good for the price.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2009


    I'd look at this Prestige - they are well made saddles & the tree is adjustable via VTO for ~$120 (Paul would also likely be able to discuss this saddle fit for the horse & rider)

    HEUS still has this Beval Natural - you can always add blocks if you feel you want them.

    Murphy's has a County Stabilizer (that would be my pick with the wool panels & generous tree), also look at the Dabbs PD (do your research on this one as some are fantastic & some are ... not).

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 13, 2005
    Columbus, OH


    I'm sort of baffled since the world is full of fabulous, hunter-ring-appropriate 16.5" saddles...but FWIW, here are two of the better deals I've seen lately.

    This $1300 Prestige Golden Star at M&M Tack Shop in Raleigh. Most Prestige 16's actually ride like 16.5". It's a medium wide.

    Verhan Todd Minikus, $1499

    That said, you don't have to spend that much. The world is full of Crosby, Bates, and Beval saddles well under the $1500 mark. There's also the Stubben Edelweiss and the Collegiate Convertible Diploma, among many others.
    Last edited by jn4jenny; Mar. 6, 2013 at 08:45 AM.
    Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May. 5, 2011


    Stubbens often fit a variety of horses. Used ones are often under $1000.

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