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How many saddles and bridles/bits do you own???

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  • #21
    Originally posted by KateWooten View Post
    Saddles : 52. 14 jump saddles and the rest are dressage. 3 that I ride in.
    Bridles : 8 that I use, for 7 ponies (Po has 2 - one for XC with a honking great bit) + 8 or so spares.
    and bunches of extra bits, since I migrated from mostly french-link to mostly straight happy-mouth.
    52 saddles!!! Are you a saddle fitter?
    Unrepentant carb eater

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    • #22
      ermahggard .... don't even get me started on girths, stirrup leathers, etc. Into the hundreds I expect. Those things seem to show up and never leave. Blankets - no. I don't like them, and they take up space. One for each pony, if needed, in dire emergencies, plus that cute blue and yellow plaid cooler that I won once.

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      • #23
        yes.

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        • #24
          2 saddles: My Smith-Worthington CC, and an ancient Barnsby cutback saddle.

          4 bridles: Amigo bridle for daily use, HdR fancy stitch one for shows, double bridle, and an old western bridle that has been on the horse maybe twice.

          9 bits: Ancient shank bit that came with the western bridle, bradoon, curb bit (for double), mullen mouth pelham, jointed mouth pelham, D-ring waterford, loose ring slow twist snaffle, loose ring plain jointed snaffle, D-ring french link..I think that's all of them. All I remember, anyway! Only use the french link, slow twist, and jointed pelham.

          A standing martingale that we received from a barn mate rounds it out. It's marked horse, but it's barely big enough for my little Morgan, let alone her TB!

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          • #25
            2 Saddles - 16" Butet that I primarily use, and a 15" Beval Junior for ponies (kept that one around from my junior/pony showing days). Its a little too small for me but fits many ponies nicely.

            3 Bridles - Full size Bobby's bridle, flat hunt bridle for fox hunting (its quite old but in beautiful condition), and a pony bridle (can't remember the brand).

            Several bits - 4" Full cheek plain snaffle, 4" JP hunter dee, 5" JP copper oval link dee, 5" rubber mullen mouth dee, 5" short shank rubber mullen mouth pelham, and a 5" corkscrew dee (that I've only used once).

            I don't have a my own horse right now, but I ride a few horses that my friend owns.

            I'm a horseless ebay-a-holic. I have a bad habit of finding stuff I love, but don't necessarily need, and because it's a great deal..... and I know I'll have a use for it *one day*, I buy it!

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            • #26
              Two saddles, two bridles, MANY bits--one horse.
              Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)

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              • #27
                One horse. Two saddles "The barcalounger" which is an AP Barnsby Omega and is great for anything but jumping- awesome for trails. SUPER comfy. My jumping saddle Ainsley Pro National- great for jumping but I use it for everything else too. I event so at some point may get a dressage saddle. And for shits and giggles a western saddle.... to go with my western bridle (silver conchos). I am not sure just how many bridles I have but my "go to" bridle is a purple biothane one (throw it in the wash and it comes out looking like new!). Matching breastplate too. I use a Harwich for show only. I also have two other leather english bridles (one is a crosby with really neat leather work on the brow band). It would be fun to have a "bling" brow band but I am going to probably make one as the one's I see at the tack store seem WAY overpriced. I also would love to see how she would go in a Micklem bridle. Bits two french link with copper rollers (one eggbutt, one D ring), a Kimberwicke also three link with copper roller (bought it when I was doing drill team) don't usually use it. A french link without a fixed center as the copper rollers are illegal for dressage in eventing. A normal snaffle but I don't think I've ever used it because I think my girl likes the french links better. Don't ask me how many blankets/sheets/coolers I have!!!!!

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                • #28
                  2 saddles...3 if you count the new one I'm waiting for.

                  At least 3 bridles, but lots and lots of pieces of bridles, so may be more than that. Two I use regularly and are my good bridles.

                  Bits? A lot. My collection looks like a display in a tack shop. The wall they hang on is probably 12ft long by 7ft high, and they fill the wall, with multiple on each hook. I have no idea how many. For the record, I did not buy them all (though I certainly helped the collection along), but "inherited" them when the trainer I worked for for many years semi-retired from the horse business last year. There's also gobs more tack in his garage that I could have, but I currently only have one riding horse and one retired horse....that would be excessive
                  Amanda

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                  • #29
                    I have two horses, one is an Arab and the other is a TB. They Unfortunaltey can't share anything.

                    Mare has one bridle. Two bitting options (sidepull or rubber D) and two saddles. She gets used for lessons a lot so I have a Wintec de the LDs to trash and a much nicer Stubben for me. She has one bridle that the sidepull and bit rotate on.

                    Arab has two Stubbens (dressage and jumping) and a western saddle. He has four bitting options. Oval mouth snaffle, Mullen Pelham, sidepull and his western curb. He has a western bridle, a flat hunt bridle (he's my field hunter), a blue biothane bridle (for endurance rides) and a plain raised brown bridle for dressage.

                    I have a handful of other random bits I've collected

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                    • #30
                      My daughter is 10... and we have:

                      1 pony
                      2 saddles: a narrow Butet that fits only her pony and an Antares for everything else she rides
                      3 hunter bridles: no name brands
                      1 jumper fig 8 bridle: Pessoa
                      2 standing martinagles: 1 Bobby's for small ponies and 1 Vespucci her for medium
                      1 running martingale: Pessoa matches the fig 8
                      1 pair of Eskadron open fronts
                      6 girths from 38-42
                      A millions saddle pads

                      Don't even ask me about the bits...

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                      • #31
                        8 saddles, 11-12 bridles, 50+ different bits, 15ish girths, lots and lots of saddle pads. I teach lessons so I can always justify buying tack

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                        • #32
                          How much of this do I really own or how much does my husband think I own??

                          Just made this list for the insurance company - it's ridiculously long but I didn't get rid of most of my stuff when I quit riding. Good thing b/c now getting back into it, nothing much I need.

                          As I'm fond of saying to folks who ask me about buying a horse, "a free horse costs just as much"...the tack alone...

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                          • #33
                            I've got 3 saddles (two of which are for sale), an untold number of bridle parts, two full bridles, way more breast collars and martingales than I like to think about, 30+++ bits, probably eight pairs of open fronts, more polo wraps than I'd like to think about, tons of saddle pads, a few spare helmets, and let's not even discuss how much first aid stuff I have.
                            Last edited by GingerJumper; Feb. 15, 2013, 09:26 AM.
                            Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.

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                              #34
                              I'm so glad I'm not the only crazy one!!! My mom thinks its crazy for me to keep buying stuff even though I don't have a horse. :P

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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by HorseCrazyChick1234 View Post
                                I'm so glad I'm not the only crazy one!!! My mom thinks its crazy for me to keep buying stuff even though I don't have a horse. :P
                                Actually that is crazy... you don't even know what size or type would be needed. I have so much stuff because I've been riding 14 years and have owned/leased/trained multiple horses.
                                Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.

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                                • #36
                                  Saddles 23
                                  3 Western
                                  8 Jumping
                                  10 Dressage
                                  2 All purpose

                                  15 complete snaffle bridles
                                  2 complete double
                                  3 Western
                                  1 Bosal

                                  142 extra bits

                                  2 Complete Driving harness
                                  1 pony
                                  1 horse

                                  1 1932 Road cart
                                  1 pony cart

                                  18 girths
                                  6 breastplates
                                  3 running martingales
                                  1 standing

                                  Don't know #'s of bridle parts, draw/side reins, boots, extra reins, stirrups/leathers, pads, etc...

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                                  • #37
                                    Saddles - 5
                                    Bridles - 8, maybe a few more
                                    Bits - about 40, and yet I always use the same old french links!

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                                    • #38
                                      If I document it here, then I can't, in all good conscience say "oh, just a few things, here and there. Only what is truly necessary", when my husband asks. So it will remain a vague mysterious number between 1-100.

                                      Cindy Geres

                                      Home of Foxwind SL (Cdn Trakehner and Cdn Sport Horse Approved)
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                                      • #39
                                        Actually, I counted and realized I have 8 saddles, not 7 but it doesn't seem so extreme now . I have one treeless, one dressage, one a/p and 5 jumping saddles.


                                        My barn mates think I'm nuts but I like to try different saddles. My saddle fitter, I suspect, thinks I'm funny but I always have something new when he comes to the barn.

                                        Because I've got very long legs, I tend to hoard the type of saddle that fits me when I can find them -- I need a forward flap with set back bars. If I keep them in various widths then I have something that fits everything I ride.

                                        I also take more pleasure in finding bargains than buying new, so the fact that I found a mint condition Ainsley Chester (old style) for less than $300? It makes me happy.

                                        I do have five or six bridles but that's because I'm too lazy to swap bits around. I like to have a complete bridle/reins set up for different situations. I keep my foxhunting tack in the trailer during hunt season, for example, because then I always have exactly what I need.
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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Bogie View Post

                                          - I need a forward flap with set back bars. If I keep them in various widths then I have something that fits everything I ride.

                                          I also take more pleasure in finding bargains than buying new, so the fact that I found a mint condition Ainsley Chester (old style) for less than $300? It makes me happy.
                                          Exactly

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