'Gallop' saddle

charlie55

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Anyone had a Gallop saddle? My friend is thinking about buying one, she has hunted for a cheap second hand saddle (still at college so cant afford alot) that will fit her tabletop, no withers gelding with no luck, finally found one that fits but its a Gallop make...

I have a bridle thats made by them and its still going strong but obviously saddles are different. Are the tree's strong like any other saddle? Will they go bumpy because they are cheap and maybe not flocked as good as any other saddle? Any info will be fab!
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If you type gallop saddles into the search bar on HHO you should find lots of old threads about them. I don't know these saddles at all but do generally believe you get what you pay for and they seem a bit too cheap
 

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i dont recommend gallop tbh... Two of friends bought a pair of long boots within 24 hours of been at the yard they got a little scuffed and the whole coloured area peeled away. Riding boots at ment to be Hard wearing, they were a bag of poo lol .. This does not mean the saddles will be the same but if there saddles are the same quality as there boots, i would save up a little bit more and buy a little bit more better quality saddle. good luck. x
 

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Going against opinion here, but I have a Gallop saddle for my table top cob, and it is still going strong. Maybe I have been lucky, but it fits him well, and still looks good, and I have had no problems with it. Like I said maybe I have just been lucky, but I can only speak as I find. I've also got a pair of their long boots, and once again I have had no problem with them - I must just be lucky! Hope this helps!
 

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I actually like mine
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No it's not expensive or top of the range but at their prices it's unfair to expect anything other,you get what you pay for. If you want a top brand saddle then you'll have the price tag to match.
Mine's kept in fab condition for the years I've had it and is still as new near enough. I needed a cheap dressage saddle for my mare competing and it's been easy and comfy to ride in since the start. Also been used on some other horses we've had in and has sat ok on all of them - ranging from my little fat 14hh welsh cob to our 16.3hh narrow youngster.
So yeah, for how cheap they are mine's held up in use double that at least
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That said I no longer need mine as my mare's not ridden now...so if someone is looking for a cheap saddle.....
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I brough a cheap gallop dressage saddle for my TB mare as i did not want to pay a fortune for something i would not use very often, have to say i now actually hack her in it now and again as it fits her like a dream and it is the saddle she is the most relaxed in, maybe i was lucky but, i have no complaints
 
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