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    started a topic How many saddles is reasonable to own?

    How many saddles is reasonable to own?

    How do you pick the ones that you need to let go?

  • Bogie
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    Originally posted by PNWjumper View Post
    I think I have 16? But will admit that I might be a bit of a hoarder
    You're making me feel better. I also agree there is no legal limit, so why not?

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  • Bogie
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    Originally posted by mvp View Post

    The question is indeed a trap. Just plead the Fifth. It will be OK.
    That's my reaction! Why would you keep count?

    I always laugh when people say it's hard to buy a saddle. It's too damn easy! They come out of the woodwork and find me.

    I usually sell a saddle if I haven't ridden in it or a year.The exception is my dressage saddle, which was made for me. I couldn't replace it for anywhere near the cost I paid for it, so I've got it in storage.

    Occasionally, I'll find a particular saddle that I like that's no longer made and I'll buy a spare .

    There are so many reasons to not sell saddles.

    And, as I tell my husband, they are good investments. I often am able to sell at a profit when I do move on.

    So, I will admit to owning eight saddles for two horses. But in truth, I just stopped counting.

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  • Mango20
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    One horse has 3 saddles - 1 jumping (Jeffries) and 2 dressage (County, Bates) for two different riders (but in my defense, one was bought new in 1985)

    The two ponies have one saddle each (Pessoa, Courbette)

    There are currently 3 unused saddles. I would like to sell one of them (Courbette) but keep the other two (an old Crosby Mark VII that fits most horses and is expendable if used for breaking, etc and a Jeffries Elite). I'd also like to sell one of the ponies AND that pony's saddle. I actually hate the saddle, but it's the only one out of the 8 I have that fits. I recently sold a saddle, and sold another one about 2 years ago. I have lots of saddle pads but it seems like the "clean" pile is always running low.

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  • billiebob
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    I have 1 horse and 2 saddles......but only because I'm not rich. They do both have a purpose, though, because horse has switched mainly to dressage now and is schooling at a level that IMO is much easier in a dressage saddle (solid 2nd/playing with 3rd). I still like to pop over jumps once in a while and if I ride a greenie I prefer my jumping saddle, so I don't want to sell that one.

    I do peruse the used saddle websites regularly in case there's a good deal in my odd size. I wouldn't hate replacing my Stubben Siegfried with something a bit cushier now that I'm used to my comfy Laser dressage saddle.

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  • Lucassb
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    Originally posted by mvp View Post

    Lovely saddle. What is the provenance of that one? Justify your answer.

    But the Bridle Horse people ride in Wade saddles. They would laugh at us in our deep, made for show western saddles.

    And so you'd have to buy another one.
    It's a nice piece of work. I admire the craftsmanship. But it was never for me, and DH only loved riding for a minute. So it's just sitting around being unhappily useless. ;>

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  • kande04
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    Originally posted by DinkyDonk View Post

    Someone worse than me! I only have 7 for 2 horses!
    I have a DH Walker western saddle (old bear trap 14" seat) that I'll probably never use because it's so heavy, another no name buck stitched narrow tree heavy old Western saddle, an old Buena Vista Pampas saddle, a really old centerfire rigged high pommel and cantle western saddle, my old Big Horn roping saddle, 15" Wintec Western, 15" Simco Western, 16" Abetta Western, 16" Big Horn synthetic Western, 16" Wyoming Saddlery synthetic Western with a mule tree, 17" Wintec Pro Contourbloc, 17.5" Wintec Pro Contourbloc, old 17.5" Wintec Dressage, 17.5" Nickers Saddlery Sensation (treeless), and 4 homemade Cordura treeless saddles. So 5 english , 9 western, and 4 homemade treeless for 3 riders, occasional guests, 3 horses, and a mule. We used to have more horses and mules, but they're slowly dying off while their tack lives on.

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  • kande04
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    Originally posted by Bluey View Post
    Three English, one a Stubben Rex that is almost 50 years old and in prime shape.
    I gave away my Stubben Parzival and then regretted it, which is probably why I just keep collecting saddles, and everything else, now. Just as well too, because my granddaughter is riding more and who knows what she'll need?

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  • mvp
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    Originally posted by Lucassb View Post

    LOL. I'm in. Here you go.
    Lovely saddle. What is the provenance of that one? Justify your answer.

    But the Bridle Horse people ride in Wade saddles. They would laugh at us in our deep, made for show western saddles.

    And so you'd have to buy another one.

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  • mvp
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    Originally posted by ElementFarm View Post
    I have 4 riding horses and 6 saddles. DH has one horse he barely rides and he has 3 I think. I am a bit of a tack addict and have an unhealthily large collection of Edgewood bridles. However high-end saddles are too expensive, so while I would like to buy a ton of them, I can't

    On a separate note, I'm casually in the process of buying my first ever western saddle (to start my 3yos in) so the count should go up by one in the next month or so.
    To my English TA(dd)ck-dicts.

    When you get a western saddle, you will need a standing and stout saddle tree, with swinging arms. Your Hunter Princess saddle rack will be summarily ripped out of the wall by almost any self-respecting western saddle.

    Those saddle trees have three levels, so you will need to buy four Western saddles.

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  • tabula rashah
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    3 rideable horses, 8 saddles. I do have one I have been trying to sell but have had zero luck

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  • ElementFarm
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    I have 4 riding horses and 6 saddles. DH has one horse he barely rides and he has 3 I think. I am a bit of a tack addict and have an unhealthily large collection of Edgewood bridles. However high-end saddles are too expensive, so while I would like to buy a ton of them, I can't

    On a separate note, I'm casually in the process of buying my first ever western saddle (to start my 3yos in) so the count should go up by one in the next month or so.

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  • Lucassb
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    Originally posted by mvp View Post

    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.
    LOL. I'm in. Here you go.

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  • mvp
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    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.

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  • TMares
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    2 riders + 3 horses = 5 saddles, so there.

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  • Isabeau Z Solace
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    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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  • Kyrabee
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    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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  • bugsynskeeter
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  • Lucassb
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    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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  • mvp
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    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.

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