I have decided to sell 2 of my saddles and invest in something a bit nicer for Uva- hopefully a fairly decent second hand leather saddle.
I am looking to purchase a saddle on ebay or similar, and get our local master saddler out to reflock and adjust it, but am not 100% sure what to go for- I can remember a post on the old forum about leather saddles that are the most adjustable by saddlers, but cant remember for the life of me which ones are!
Can anyone enlighten me- I want a reasonable priced second hand saddle that I can get adjusted to fit Uva.
PS I dont like synthetic saddles, and this is the reason I am selling the 2 I have to get a leather!!!
Saddle Co saddles are esily adjusted by most saddlers but they tend to be, but not always synthetic underneath with serge pannels and leather on top, which makes them very light, Kents and masters are also adjustable as are Bates, if you ring up your saddler though they may be able to teall you a few makes that they can adjust easily and have had expereince with, Keiffers can be adjusted but my saddler wont touch them as a saddler she used to work for snapped one, so although there are a few makes out there that can be adjusted your saddler might not have the right tools or have expereince with them
I am trying to sell my saddle Co but i think it might be too long for Uva it is a 18inch jump if you are interested PM me but its brand new so pricey still
Ive been looking at the saddle company saddles- the one you have is unfortunately too long Such a shame! I need a 17 or 17.5. Also I dont have a 'saddle company' saddler locally, will have to have an ask around and find out if the local saddlers have the equipment to do them!
However would be interested to hear your views on them if you dont mind? I am undecided about the serge panels- I just cant imagine they are that hard wearing??
I hate the bates saddles, and have considered a kent and masters, but they are not available secondhand, and would rather spend less than the £650 price tag if poss
you tend to use a saddle cloth anyway so serge lasts probably just as long as leather pannles and is also cheaper to replace if it did need it, its nice as it is softer and warms up quicker on the horses back my saddler says she would always prefer for her own horse a saddle with serge in it
Im selling a Wide Leather Collegiate- its too wide for Uva, and a Wintec 2000 with a medium wide gullet in it because I really really dont like it! Both are 17.5" and black. Both are almost new so am hoping to get £200 each for them *fingers crossed* and dropped them into the saddlery today for them to sell on my behalf (have advertised elsewhere too so fingers crossed one of us will sell them!!)
S&W have contacted The Saddle Company to see who is nearest to me with regards to fitting, and am keeping an eye on ebay for one!
Anyone else know of any other saddles or own a saddle company saddle so can comment on them!!