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  • What size is your saddle??

    I am hoping to sell my AP saddle in March and finally buy a dressage saddle. As bad I want another wintec saddle (because of the changable gullets that seem to work really well for my horse), I dont know for sure if I will be able to afford what I want, plus, I really like leather. I have a tack cleaning fetish! Both of my horses in somewhere between Medium wide, wide, and extra wide gullet settings. Right now I have it set on wide, but I have a feeling that I will be putting in the extra wide again this summer (it seems the horses are more in shape in summer.. go figure!). Should i get a wide saddle? I haven't bought a saddle where the size actually matters in a long time, so I dont even know what I am shopping for!
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  • #2
    I think it would be best if you could work with a saddle fitter on this one. All saddle sizes are not created equal and there is more to it than just the gullet. I have the Wintec dressage pro and have found it a great saddle -- if the adjustable gullets are working for your horse, why not just pick up one of these? I bought mine new with fittings for about $500, I think it was an 08 model, so its definitely affordable!
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    • Original Poster

      $500?! Really? I will have to spend what I get for my AP saddle, and I am selling it for around $350ish so that is my price range. I have looked mostly at the isabell and it is soooo pricey! I just cant spend $1000 on a saddle at this point in my life. Maybe I should check ebay for the pro!! Thats exciting!
      ~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
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      • #4
        Two of my friends bought Isabels at the last consignment sale for $350.
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        • Original Poster

          Consignment sale where?!
          ~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
          R.I.P. Teddy O'Connor


          • #6
            “Horse Stuff” Consignment Sale
            ANYTHING Horse Related!!!

            Location: The Jaeckle Center
            100 Saddle Springs Blvd.; Thompsons Stations, TN 37179

            Drop off dates:
            Sunday Feb 21st 12:00 pm– 5:00 pm
            Monday Feb 22nd 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

            Pre-Sale: Consignors Only to Shop
            Thursday February 25th 5:00 pm– 8:00 pm

            Open to the Public Sale:
            Friday Feb 26th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
            Saturday Feb 27th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

            Pick Up Date/ 1 Day ONLY!:
            Sunday February 28th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
            Any items not picked up by 5:00 Sunday will be considered a donation!

            To obtain a seller # email:
            Peppy Butler; (615) 812-3728; Pwbutler@hotmail.com

            Beth Bankemper; (615)364-7525; bbankemper@bellsouth.net

            The Jaeckle Center ; 100 Saddle Springs Blvd.; Thompson’s Station, TN 37179
            • From I-840 take exit #34 Peytonsville-Trinity Road.
            • Turn south. Go STRAIGHT through the stop sign just 100’ ahead of you. You are now on Cool Springs Road.
            • Continue until it dead ends in 1.7 miles. Turn LEFT onto Bethesda-Arno Road.
            • The main entrance to The Jaeckle Center is just past the white farm house on your left. Can’t miss it!
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            • #7
              There are a fair number of leather saddles that come with adjustable gullets, I think.

              Make sure you are not just guessing at fit, though, and horses DO change. My mare who's TEN this year has suddenly morphed into a horse that requires a narrow tree. And she's built like a TANK otherwise.
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              • #8
                Is "fat ass" a size? - o sorry. You meant a horse size . . .


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                  There are a fair number of leather saddles that come with adjustable gullets, I think.

                  Make sure you are not just guessing at fit, though, and horses DO change. My mare who's TEN this year has suddenly morphed into a horse that requires a narrow tree. And she's built like a TANK otherwise.
                  Can't afford the leather saddles that adjust.. I think I am heading in the Wintec pro dressage direction.
                  ~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
                  R.I.P. Teddy O'Connor


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by piggiponiis View Post
                    Is "fat ass" a size? - o sorry. You meant a horse size . . .
                    LOL--Time to get mine off the computer and get to the barn. But really, I should have coffee spewed all over my laptop right now, but was too lazy to make it.
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