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  • 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

  • #2
    Now find me an 18" M forward flap jump saddle with a rear block for about the same price, would you??
    Big Idea Eventing

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      #3
      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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      • #4
        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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          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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          • #6
            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.
            Big Idea Eventing

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              #7
              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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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    OK, how about a 17.5-18 in dressage saddle with narrow tree Not afraid of brown!

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                      #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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.
                            Jacobson's Saddlery, LLC
                            www.thesaddlefits.com
                            Society of Master Saddlers trained saddle fitter

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                            • #15
                              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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                              • #16
                                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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                                • #17
                                  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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                                  • #18
                                    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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                                    • #19
                                      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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                                      • #20
                                        a 28cm stubben is pretty narrow.

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