A how much.....for a jumping saddle?

Gorgeous George

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I know this is a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string' question, but how much would I need to spend to get a half decent 2nd hand leather (but would consider synthetic) jumping saddle?

I rode in my friends this evening, oh my what a difference, I felt anchored in and really able to ride George towards the jumps
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I am getting a tad worried as I seem to be getting hooked on this jumping lark
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I have an Albion K2 jump which is fab, I think you can pick them up 2nd hand quite cheaply but while it was being made I bought a synthetic jumping saddle from ebay. It is the one endorsed by Robert Whitaker, can't remember the brand (It's cluttering up my mums spare room!) but it was a really nice saddle and only cost me £50
 

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Speak to JH she has a tackroom full of jumping saddles, we got her new horse a really nice new Albion at ICS for about £600 a few weeks ago, it had a couple of scratches on it and was half the original price. There are bargains to be had, I got a Oberon Close Contact at Hickstead two years ago for £450 and I got a Pessoa Amo at ICS for the new boy just before Christmas for £800. Don't recommend Synthetics never seem to hear good reports of them but I am expecting to get shot down for saying that.
 

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When I got mine, I tried several second hand ones from a saddler for around £400. All were in pretty good nick (ended up with a new Ideal though
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I have just managed to buy a lovett and rickett event saddle....near as damn it brand new for £260
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I love it and as you say think it has helped me no end with my lower leg
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Asked my saddler what it should be worth and he said well over £300...but ebay has knocked the ass out of 2nd hand saddles..tis why most saddlers dont sell on 2nd hand anymore,they cant make money on them
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Shop around,if you can find some locally as i did and pay for a saddle fitter it is well worth it
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Meant to add synthetic are awful
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I tried them thinking it be good for neddy,as lightweight,shocking
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Nothing was right about it,put my butt and legs in completely the wrong place...my friend has a wintec on her warmblood atm and it just throws ya lower leg forward
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But if it is all the budget will allow then you find the best saddle for your needs
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