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  • #41
    ALL THE SADDLES!

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    • #42
      I have 2 saddles in regular use (one dressage, one jumping).

      I also have an old English saddle (don't remember the brand), an old Passier All Purpose (in need of repair), an old Crosby Mark VII, an old Lovett and Ricketts dressage saddle.

      I have 3 horses, but one is fully retired (32 yo)
      Janet

      chief feeder and mucker for Music, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now). Spy is gone. April 15, 1982 to Jan 10, 2019.

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      • #43
        Originally posted by Janet View Post
        I have 2 saddles in regular use (one dressage, one jumping).

        I also have an old English saddle (don't remember the brand), an old Passier All Purpose (in need of repair), an old Crosby Mark VII, an old Lovett and Ricketts dressage saddle.

        I have 3 horses, but one is fully retired (32 yo)
        You seem to like the brands that I do!

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        • #44
          LOL!! One horse, 5 saddles. 2 dressage one Wintec and 2 custom made western. And don’t ask how many pads. Or blankets - although to be fair I did have 2 horses up until a year ago.

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          • #45
            I was wondering this the other day. 1 western, one dressage, one close contact, one kids saddle. Started with the western, bought the dressage, got worried it didn't fit, fell in love with the close contact. All for a horse I haven't managed to get fit yet because I'm too busy second guessing myself.

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            • #46
              I'm sorry, I don't understand the question. Can you rephrase it?

              I just sold two dressage saddles - my favorite County and my Silhouette - because I am NOT giving up my Frank Baines and I needed the space in the trailer. That said, I currently own 8 saddles, and don't ride right now. At all. One is a decorative sidesaddle; one is a Western show saddle that really should be sold, but it was a Christmas gift when I was 16. Two dressage saddles, an antique foxhunting saddle, two jump saddles, and an ancient roping saddle that belonged to my dad when he was a cowboy back in the 50s.

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              • #47
                How many saddles is reasonable to own?

                I can't believe someone would ask this question on a horse board.
                My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

                Are you going to cowboy up, or lie there and bleed

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                • #48
                  I have not owned a horse in over a decade.

                  Right now, in my house, I have 4 saddles. An A-fork Western saddle I picked up around 20 years ago (the saddler told me it was probably over 100 years old,) my beloved Crosby Wide Front jumping saddle (it fit me like a glove and I bought it 40 some years ago) a newer Crosby (Prix de World, Lynn Palm saddle, wider gullet than my old Crosby) and a Pegasus Butterfly saddle, the only one I ride in now. I just cannot seem to move my Crosby saddles on--they are so beautiful and so well made, I just figure that someday I might run into a horse that they fit.

                  I also have an old dressage saddle that is out on permanent load to one of the stables I ride at. I told the lady that if I ever needed a dressage saddle I knew where it was. Not much danger of that since I do not ride dressage and never plan to (my physical problems.) The same thing happened to my EZ-Fit treeless saddle, I was not secure in it because I have horrible balance, but the lady at the stable LOVES riding in it--so it has a good home.

                  I did sell my Wintecs (I ended up hating riding in them.) I also moved on my truly ancient Stubben Siegfried because my riding teacher had a student who DESPERATELY needed an 18" saddle.

                  I probably won't be buying any more saddles in my life, though I would love to try one of the newer treed Tad Coffin saddles or a Bua saddle.

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
                    They may be worth sending to consignment. Anyone have recommendations on good consignment places to contact??


                    Snooty Fox may be a good option to look into. Would you be willing to share the brass racks you bought? I'm converting an armoire into a tack cabinet and think it is worth the splurge.

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                    • #50
                      This makes me feel MUCH better- I only have 5 for one horse! One dressage saddle that I use 90% of the time, an ancient A/P Passier that my sister bought used 50 years ago (hard as a rock but very adjustable for different horses) a Wintec that lives in my trailer for trail rides, a treeless one that I don't like but haven't got around to selling (bought it about 10 years ago) and a Cashel thing that is sort of bareback pad, sort of treeless but not as good as either. Haven't got around to trying to sell that either.

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                      • #51
                        Originally posted by GraceLikeRain View Post

                        Snooty Fox may be a good option to look into. Would you be willing to share the brass racks you bought? I'm converting an armoire into a tack cabinet and think it is worth the splurge.
                        Happy to share. These are the ones I got: http://www.luckypony.com/store/pc/vi...&idcategory=68.

                        I do warn you that I ended up with some of their other brass items after browsing the site. My brass blanket bars are to die for. You've been warned
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                        • #52
                          Originally posted by PNWjumper View Post
                          I think I have 16? But will admit that I might be a bit of a hoarder
                          You come stand next to me.

                          Also, I am sure you have enough horses to soak those up. I am sure I do not.
                          The armchair saddler
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                          • #53
                            Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
                            Oh, dear. Asking that "hard question," are we?

                            I was just contemplating this very issue last night, as with the arrival of my new dressage saddles, I am now officially at N + 1. Well, N + 2 if you count the western saddle (which I do not, as I don't ride western.)

                            I have four horses, but two are essentially retired. (They are sound and rideable but older... and I don't have the time to ride 4, sigh.) So say two riding horses.

                            I have 8 saddle racks in my tack room. Pretty brass ones, like I always wanted. Now covered up by all this tack. I really need to downsize a bit. But, well... horses. Whoever said that the minute you sell a saddle, a horse will immediately appear for whom it would have been perfect. And I do have that one empty stall...

                            I *know* I should let the jumping saddles go. I don't really jump anymore. But the one older Beval is useful as a guest saddle and it's a wide which is good for one of the older retired horses, if and when someone occasionally comes to sit on him. And it's older and probably not worth much. The other one IS likely worth a fair amount - it's a gorgeous CWD Mademoiselle with custom cream piping and matching leathers - but I am unreasonably attached to it.

                            The others are dressage saddles and a few really need to find new homes. I have casually advertised a couple of the midrange ones that I never use anymore. Not much interest so far. The others are higher end brands - Devoucoux, Hennig, Antares etc. They may be worth sending to consignment. Anyone have recommendations on good consignment places to contact??


                            I'll bet Highline Tack in NC can sell your Frenchies. And her 18% commission is about the lowest you'll find unless you do Ebay.

                            Oh, and I have 3 Western saddles. I can justify buying two or three more if I ever find the right saddles at the right price.
                            The armchair saddler
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                            • #54
                              Originally posted by Eleanor View Post
                              How many saddles is reasonable to own?

                              I can't believe someone would ask this question on a horse board.
                              The question is indeed a trap. Just plead the Fifth. It will be OK.
                              The armchair saddler
                              Politically Pro-Cat

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                              • #55
                                Originally posted by mvp View Post

                                I'll bet Highline Tack in NC can sell your Frenchies. And her 18% commission is about the lowest you'll find unless you do Ebay.

                                Oh, and I have 3 Western saddles. I can justify buying two or three more if I ever find the right saddles at the right price.
                                Thanks, mvp . I did not know about Highline. Will check them out! Do you want another western saddle? My custom Dale Chavez is just sitting in (properly climate controlled) storage looking sad...
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                                • #56
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                                  Only two emotions belong in the saddle: One is a sense of humor. The other is patience.

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                                  • #57
                                    I agree—NO LIMITS.

                                    I think the most I have had is 3 saddles so not sure I am even qualified to participate .

                                    I currently have one horse and one saddle but it is oh, so tempting to have a lot more.

                                    Susan

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                                    • #58
                                      Originally posted by js View Post
                                      It’s not unreasonable to own as many as you want. I have let saddles go and then wish I had them back.
                                      I have to say I regret selling a saddle or three I had as a teenager that might’ve been something of a collectors item at this point. However.... I don’t think my middle-age tookas would fit into the same saddle that I squeezed into at the age of 16… Most recent saddle sale was a western saddle that only is really suitable for large, stout warmbloods. . I have six currently, all English 3 jump 3 dressage, Including one each Ansur. Overtime they’re useful for a variety of horses, wider, narrower, etc.
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                                      • #59
                                        2 riders + 3 horses = 5 saddles, so there.

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                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by Lucassb View Post

                                          Thanks, mvp . I did not know about Highline. Will check them out! Do you want another western saddle? My custom Dale Chavez is just sitting in (properly climate controlled) storage looking sad...
                                          No. But I, rather, I want you to buy a horse and come along with me as we make up bridle horses along side our GP dressage horses.

                                          Ok, then: At least show me pictures of the Dale Chavez, if you have 'em.
                                          The armchair saddler
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