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Folks Who Buy Custom Fit Saddles

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Reg. Nov 2017
Posted 2021-09-10 3:33 PM
Subject: Folks Who Buy Custom Fit Saddles


Posts: 23
Location: MO

I'm needing a new saddle.

I'm wanting input from the folks on what they do when they get a custom saddle ordered, that is custom fit to a particular horse only. My question is, since that saddle is custom fitted to only THAT horse, what do you do if you no longer have THAT horse? What do you do with the saddle? Keep it until another horse with that conformation comes along and fits them perfectly too? And who knows how long that will be.... It just seems like an awful lot of money, now-a-days up in the 5k, to be spending on a saddle that will only fit one type of back.

Wouldn't you want something more all-around fitting that you can use on many different horses and just swap out the saddle pad?


A curious cat

Edited by featuremeJP 2021-09-10 3:34 PM
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Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2021-09-10 3:56 PM
Subject: RE: Folks Who Buy Custom Fit Saddles


Posts: 5053

LOL THats exactly what I do... I have a " Type" of horse I like to ride and hope that next horse can use it. If its an amazing perfect fit, I offer it to sell with the horse if it works out. But I rarely sell so there ya go. 

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Reg. May 2004
Posted 2021-09-10 3:59 PM
Subject: RE: Folks Who Buy Custom Fit Saddles

Military family

Keeper of the King Snake

Posts: 6964
Location: Dubach, LA

Work with Larry Coats, and you'll have a custom saddle that fits many horses.

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Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2021-09-11 3:56 PM
Subject: RE: Folks Who Buy Custom Fit Saddles

Unable to Live Without Chocolate or Coffee

Posts: 1819

Well I ordered one from Capo. It's $2095 and a 9 moth wait. I ordered it plain Jane for my old horse that is a pita to fit. I tried 10 saddles at least and gave up. She said she would use a modified buster Welch tree and it will fit other horses as well as him. so we'll see. I should get it this spring! I'm excited. I ride similar horse "types" so I'm hopeful it will work on others. If not I can sell it since they take so long to make I'm sure it would sell quickly. 

right now I'm using a Jeff smith buster Welch cutter tree on him but it's a little to flat so it rubs. 

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Reg. Jan 2009
Posted 2021-09-11 9:33 PM
Subject: RE: Folks Who Buy Custom Fit Saddles

Elite Veteran

Posts: 956
Location: Minnesota

I just had a custom Robbie Phillips made 8.5" XW 35 degree bars for $2300. It's a nice saddle yet if I ever sold the horse potentially the saddle could be affordable to go with. 

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