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How many saddles is reasonable to own?

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    How many saddles is reasonable to own?

    How do you pick the ones that you need to let go?
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    To own? N + 1
    (N = number of saddle racks you have)

    To let go? I have let some go, but I usually end up wanting them back.
    "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch


      Why, who's asking? I don't appreciate your tone.


        How many saddles is reasonable to own?

        None, but none of us are reasonable... we had four or five per horse, plus harness ... but the horses were ridden/worked multiple disciplines


          Ha! I am down to 4. One Western show from childhood, one Wintec trail, one dressage, and one jumping. From 9 so I think I have done rather well! I need to add a few....because none of my horses are the same size now.....sigh. 4 is not enough.


            It is reasonable to own as many as necessitate special considerations for storing them.


              Originally posted by seabreeze View Post
              To own? N + 1
              (N = number of saddle racks you have)

              To let go? I have let some go, but I usually end up wanting them back.
              How funny. That's exactly what I was going to say.
              "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything
              that's even remotely true."

              Homer Simpson


                Three English, one a Stubben Rex that is almost 50 years old and in prime shape.
                Three western, one also very old ranch saddle that is a bit tight any more.
                Is a 13", from when I was 98 lbs.

                Starting to clean out tack room and soon quit, but just not quite yet.


                  No limit IMO. It depends on how many horses and what you do. I have two dressage and a western right now. I currently have one riding horse but if I get a second horse again in the future, I'd get a second western.

                  I decide what to sell based on how it fits my horse, how well it fits me, and asthetics. I've definitely sold a few I regret but usually find something to fill the void eventually. TG for eBay and used saddle sites.


                    It’s not unreasonable to own as many as you want. I have let saddles go and then wish I had them back.


                      Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
                      Why, who's asking? I don't appreciate your tone.


                        I only sell them if I don't like them. At the moment I have 3. A Lovatt & Ricketts AP that is perfect for me, an old Passier that is now too small for my (bigger) old butt, and a trail/endurance.
                        Last edited by HPFarmette; Oct. 2, 2019, 09:52 PM.


                          I have a total of four. Two custom trail saddles, a ranch cutter, and an adorable children’s show saddle for the children that never come to visit. Two of these saddles do live full time in my spare bedroom, mainly because they are clean and mold free, and I refuse to let them get dirty. I guess I could get down to three.
                          "You can't fix stupid"- Ron White


                            I do not even know how many I have. I do know it is more than I have saddle racks.


                              I have owned as many as 4 at one time.... while never actually owning a horse


                                Three County saddles, two horses. We’re worth it :-)
                                Last edited by Wilbury Pie; Oct. 2, 2019, 10:00 PM. Reason: Spelling


                                  Kinda like potato chips...can't have just one


                                    Two in use, two on consignment and my first saddle I'll never get rid of. Oh yeah, one horse.

                                    Now I'm self conscious.


                                      There's no limit. If you sell a saddle, it's pretty much guaranteed that a horse that requires that size will immediately appear in your barn, so it's actually more economical to just keep your saddles.


                                        I own one retired horse who doesn't need a saddle.

                                        I lease a horse so I can ride. It has been detemined and confirmed that the saddle that came with lease horse does not fit her.

                                        I own one dressage saddle, one all purpose saddle, and have more or less permanent custody of a friend's dressage saddle. Of course, not one of these three saddles fits my lease horse - so there is a saddle charged to my credit card and currently in transit that I am hoping might work for her.

                                        I also own two saddles with suspected broken/twisted trees that we are going to dissect at a future Pony Club meeting.