saddle market

Discussion in 'Horse Riding' started by Debonair, Oct 4, 2011.

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  1. Synthetic Plastic look

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  2. Synthetic Leather look

    11 vote(s)
    28.9%
  3. Synthetic under, leather upper

    3 vote(s)
    7.9%
  4. Quality leather $1700-$2800 range

    16 vote(s)
    42.1%
  5. Quality leather $2800 -$5000 range

    9 vote(s)
    23.7%
  6. english ( dressage, jump, AP)

    19 vote(s)
    50.0%
  7. western ( halfbreed, western, stock, drafter etc)

    8 vote(s)
    21.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Debonair

    Debonair Well-known Member

    hey all, just curious as to what people are looking for in saddles, what is the popular choice?
    opinions and feedback much appreciated:)*
     
  2. needanswers

    needanswers Well-known Member

    For me it's the second hand leather saddle that fits my horse as all newer modules seem to have a 'retarded' tree shape that no longer fits...
     
  3. ashes88

    ashes88 Well-known Member

    i ride the racehorses in an old pessoa which i love to bits and look after it so well but its not mine so my horses have a wintec pro jump which i quite like but am saving up now to buy junior a new saddle that fits him (preferbly a pessoa - when i win lotto lol)
     
  4. myyky

    myyky Well-known Member

    Generally synthetic for me, easier to care for.. But don't like the plastic look at all, my AP has a PVC panel and it's gross. Squeaky too.

    Also cheaper ones.. If there'd been a choice of 'saddles under $1000' in there, I would have picked it :)
     
  5. needanswers

    needanswers Well-known Member

    I agree I'm not one to spend a lot of money on saddles as long as they fit. I generally go for a second hand one OR try to find something under 2k. I own horses, do you think I'm made of money??? *#)
     
  6. Flyfree

    Flyfree New Member

    Does anyone have a Tekna?
     
  7. needanswers

    needanswers Well-known Member

    I've ridden in the jump, the AP and the Dressage and found all of them to be too hard for my butt. Apart from that no other problems - didn't put me off balance, no squeak etc...
     
  8. Anna E

    Anna E Guest

    You didn't include the "whatever the hell I can find that fits my 44 on legs" option...;)
     
  9. needanswers

    needanswers Well-known Member

    A pony pad!!
     
  10. Neighlands

    Neighlands Well-known Member

    Had my original Wintec GP for over 20 years now and still using it!
    I was given one to trial for my local saddler in the UK in 1988 i think -Now using it on my mare.
    Should be in a museum i reckon, but works perfectly and not a tear or broken bit in sight.
     
  11. Marlee

    Marlee Well-known Member

    Got to be fully synthetic (the vegan choice) so don't have that much choice really. Must be adjustable to fit my horses.
     
  12. Debonair

    Debonair Well-known Member

    actually... these fall into the $2400-$3200 catagory! lol
    the ones with the gentec system i sell are amazing, we decided to see how wide they would go as my friend has a fresian x who is a tank! yep, it went wide enough!

    Genesis Adjustable Tree from Intec Performance - YouTube

    thanks all for answers, was just curious as my supplier keeps asking which ones i want to go for mostly, ive been lucky to now hes been lending me a wade range to take out to shows and stuff, but i need to start building my stock of them and i just dont know where to start. feed back is muchly appreciated:))
     
  13. Heifer

    Heifer Gold Member

    The saddle that fits my horse and suits my riding. Much prefer leather.

    Saddle fit is WAY more than just gullet size.
     
  14. needanswers

    needanswers Well-known Member

    Yes and having a saddle with easy change gullet is SO much easier than having the perfect saddle - with wrong gullet size and no easy change.
     
  15. realalvin

    realalvin New Member

    shake hands!But my Harrison Howard is good...never squeaky...
     

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