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  • saddle bag recommendation

    i'd like to get a saddle (sandwhich?) bag recommendation from you experienced fox hunters. i don't plan to use it for foxhunting but would like it to be well made and to preferably match my havana brown saddle.

    any suggestions? i recall tack of the day had them on sale a while back but they were suspiciously cheap so i didn't risk it.
    http://www.eponashoe.com/
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  • #2
    I have a Tory Leather english saddle bag that I'm going to be using this year. I've seen them alot in the field. I paid $40 for mine. Better place for my flask than my coat pocket!
    http://www.foxhuntingfriesian.blogspot.com
    http://www.isherwoodstudios.blogspot.com

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    • Original Poster

      #3
      oh tory would work great. i use their bridle in havana brown and it looks good with my saddle.

      thanks, i'll look for that.
      http://www.eponashoe.com/
      TQ(Trail Queen) \"Learn How to Ride or Move Over!!\" Clique

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      • #4
        Okanagan Saddlery
        Keep scrolling down until you see what you are looking for

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        • #5
          There's a faux leather one that I use on most of my saddles during the summer for treats and such. It's havana brown. It comes up on tack of the day periodically for $15. I have two of them.

          I did see them at horse country a lot more expensive. I'm sure you can call Bit of Britain and ask them.

          http://www.horsecountrycarrot.com/in...od=435&cat=134

          Bit of Britain does have them, same price

          http://www.bitofbritain.com/Saddle_Pocket_p/308.htm

          and another

          http://www.equestrian-lifestyle.com/el301sp.htm
          Last edited by Painted Wings; Jun. 6, 2011, 10:36 PM. Reason: added link to BoB
          -Painted Wings

          Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted

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          • #6
            I got one of these at wholesale tack, gee, more than 10 years ago:

            http://www.tackwholesale.com/english...fc32cff06740d4

            The leather one on the left- $29.95.

            It has served me well through a whole lotta hunting out west. I do still have a sandwich case in a tack trunk in the garage but this is bigger and better w/o being too big.

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            • Original Poster

              #7
              thanks everyone!

              good to hear the non-leather one serves well. i might get that one. like i said, it's for carrying 'stuff' such as small pocket tool, maybe some treats.

              i was riding off the property two days ago when a fawn got its leg caught in an old piece of fencing. it was screaming bloody murder and wrenching its little leg all over the place. i quickly jumped off and went to its help only to find the leg was stuck in a loop of nasty wire so snug that i couldn't possible pull it out without skinning it. i tried calling the BO's number but she wasn't around. i had a moment of panic but luckily BO's husband heard the fawn crying and came looking. once he got the wire cutters it took only a moment to get the poor thing loose. but imagine if this happened somewhere where i couldn't get anyone with wire cutters to help? so i made a decision to carry a tool on me at all times that has a knife and wire cutters. hence need for the bag to keep that stuff in attached to the saddle so there is no forgetting it.
              http://www.eponashoe.com/
              TQ(Trail Queen) \"Learn How to Ride or Move Over!!\" Clique

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              • #8
                If you put a tool in there, keep the point covered. I did have a knippers punch a small hole in my bag. A wire cutters might not be bad as they have a rounded point.
                -Painted Wings

                Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted

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                • #9
                  Search previous threads on this. I like Bartville Harness' sandwich cases and they are well made (Amish) and reasonably priced. Look expensive and proper for a lot less money.
                  "pack in!"

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                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    if i recall correctly, problem with bartville is that they have no info online. you have to deal with a paper catalog. i want instant gratification
                    http://www.eponashoe.com/
                    TQ(Trail Queen) \"Learn How to Ride or Move Over!!\" Clique

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                    • #11
                      Tom's Saddle shop in Pinedale Wyoming made me and my buds beautiful sandwich cases identical to the expensive English ones for under fifty dollars. I drew a (ahem, fantastic) drawing of a very fine one, sent it to him years ago and he made it. Of course, no metal case nor flask, but most folks take those out anyway.

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                      • #12
                        I have this one from TOTD. Very useful and it looks fine. Our Master uses one, too.

                        Originally posted by Painted Wings View Post
                        There's a faux leather one that I use on most of my saddles during the summer for treats and such. It's havana brown. It comes up on tack of the day periodically for $15. I have two of them.

                        I did see them at horse country a lot more expensive. I'm sure you can call Bit of Britain and ask them.

                        http://www.horsecountrycarrot.com/in...od=435&cat=134

                        Bit of Britain does have them, same price

                        http://www.bitofbritain.com/Saddle_Pocket_p/308.htm

                        and another

                        http://www.equestrian-lifestyle.com/el301sp.htm
                        Equine Ink - My soapbox for equestrian writings & reviews.
                        EquestrianHow2 - Operating instructions for your horse.

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