Second Hand Fitted Saddle Price

WithoutWings

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I am looking to buy a second hand saddle later this year from a fitter and I was wondering in what kind range would I be looking at price wise?

The kind of saddle I would be looking for would be a GP leather saddle. Medium/wide + depending on my Coblet's shape at the time.

Any quotes from experience or reasonable guesses?
 

Sealine

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A couple of years ago I paid £650 for a black second hand Albion K2 GP in very good condition. My horse was very difficult to fit and I didn't have a choice of saddles I just had to buy the one that fitted. My horse is cob cross with massive shoulders!

Prices of second hand saddles vary hugely based on condition and brand name/quality of the saddle. I could have bought a new Silhouette saddle for a similar price but I wasn't impressed with the quality of them.
 

LovesCobs

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I've bought a couple of times the price depended on the saddle that fitted and I had a choice if more than one did. I paid between £275 and £350
Saddler coming back when non of then fit didn't bump up the price or have a call out type fee either
 

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Depends on the saddle and the fitter. I paid £600 last year for a 1 yr old Ideal jumping saddle from a fitter, but you could get a new synthetic for that. Depends what you want. When I buy saddles, I have a budget in my mind and stick to it. When I bought my jumping saddle I said no more than £700, and the same when I recently bought a DR saddle.
 

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Depends totally on the saddle, anything from £150 up. I've had some really good quality, good make, second hand saddles for around £400.
 

dianchi

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Weve just had the local saddler out on the yard and sold a fitted pony saddle for £500
 

Annagain

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I paid £600 for a 1 yr old Ideal Event 9 years ago but talking to my saddler last time he said it would still cost about that for the same thing now. I'd rather buy a decent 2nd hand saddle than pay the same for a lower quality new one. Mine still fits and it still in excellent condition so well worth what I paid for it.
It's very difficulty to give a price range it will depend on so many factors - what fits the horse, what fits you, what the saddler has in stock, whether it needs altering to fit etc. Hope you find what you want.
 

BellaBoyzie92

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Ditto what everyone else says, it depends on the fitter and what type of saddles they have.
I bought a 2nd hand brown leather GFS gp saddle 5 years ago, it was while my horse was at college and I bought it privately from a member of staff for £250, they have a saddler out regularly so when he came out next week he only had to flock it slightly and it fit very well.
He's a very high withered, wide warmblood, the saddle is cut back at the withers and so comfy! Bargain in my eyes :) remember to haggle with the fitter and stick to your budget!
 

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I recently paid £350 for a second hand saddle from my fitter. It's quite old but still in very good condition and the only thing that fitted my tb. She paid me £300 for my oakfield one (more than I thought she would!) which cost me £595 new and was well looked after so £50 in total for a happier horse equalled a happy me :)
 
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