• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

So, where to find all these 16" and 16.5" used saddles?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • So, where to find all these 16" and 16.5" used saddles?

    With the help of all you friendly Hunter Jumper riders, it appears that I need to find a 16" or a 16.5" saddle. Darn! No child sizes for me! But could I get an adult saddle at a child's price, pretty please?

    I am not planning on getting back into showing in the big Hunter ring again after 20 something years of being away from it, but I could see possibly doing some schooling shows or something more low key. In other words, I don't need some fancy expensive jumping saddle.

    I have been looking at my local CL = nothing. Also at ebay. Where would be a good place to search, or does anyone know of a private individual selling a suitable saddle? Med/Wide tree please.

  • #2
    I had the same problem. Very hard to find them locally, and even harder to find one that you can take on trial. One of our local tackstores also only keeps 17" demos for trials so it's impossible to determine if they fit you.

    What area/state are you in? Maybe that would help people give you some ideas. Probably also useful to give an idea of your budget.


    • #3
      I wouldn't buy online unless you know exactly what you are looking for. Go borrow saddles and take used saddles out on trial from the tack shop. Once you have some idea about depth of seat, front block, rear block, thigh block, pencil roll, which brands feel balanced for your proportions- then go bargain hunting (assuming this saddle isn't meant to fit any specific horse). If you need to fit it to a horse, bargains generally don't work out so well.


      • #4
        I think there were some at Gallops -- I was just in there looking for saddles that size, but dressage saddles. The ladies working there were h/j riders and they have a decent number of used saddles to look at although most of them are in pretty great shape and priced accordingly.
        MelanieC * Canis soloensis


        • #5
          STA551.com, usedsaddles.com, Bevals


          • #6
            Many of the reps (Devoucoux, Antares etc) have 16 and 16 1/2 saddles in their used inventory. This is a pretty popular size for the kids to outgrow and then trade in. Quite a few of the upper end saddle companies have junior program where the kids can keep trading in saddles until they are 18 for a nominal amount.

            I've had good luck with the upper end reps. You can go to their online sites if you know what you are looking for. If you don't then it makes it a bit difficult. You need to know what fits you and your horse, shipping saddles to you to try becomes expensive pretty quickly.

            www.fineusedsaddles.com is a good website. She generally has a good selection and I think you have a couple of days to try them. www.used-devoucoux.com is good as well and I know they have a trial period.


            • #7
              I will second usedsaddles.com. They have a good trial program, a good selection and good prices. I think trials are SO important when buying a new saddle (unless you know exactly what you want)!

              They get new saddles in frequently and are always updating their website - but I saw a few 16 and 16.5 saddles on there now.

              ETA: I like this one - good deal and the older Pessoas are great saddles! http://www.usedsaddles.com/product.htm?id=7itqn4rz


              • #8
                I sent you a PM.
                I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


                • #9

                  I like this place... but would dissagree on not getting a good saddle just because you are not showing the big stuff.

                  COMFORT for both horse and rider are important... and I can tell you from experience as I am aging I require a better seat so I don't hurt. You can get a used high end saddle for less than you could pay for a lesser made saddle new.

                  Sit in them and if possible, ride in them... Good luck...
                  Live in the sunshine.
                  Swim in the sea.
                  Drink the wild air.