Thorowgood T4 or Saddle Company?

hayinamanger

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I'd be grateful for your opinions on these saddles as I need a lightweight saddle for my 13.3 driving cob, mainly to give him another job checking the sheep to help maintain his current trim figure.
 

Tiarella

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10000% saddle company! You can get them very cheap 2nd hand and then get a saddle company fitter to fit them. They actually look nice too rather than the tg/wintec type.
 

sidsmum

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I really rate the T4's - can't comment on the Saddle Company ones but my youngster has just outgrown a borrowed saddle and now fits my older horse's old T4 - it's so comfy!!
 

crystalclear

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Would you be buying the cob version? If so I used to have Thorowgoods, T4 for my youngster and T6 for my cob. Fab saddles, so much so I've bought the Kent and Masters leather versions of them for all three of my horses, cob, gp and high either purely because they are so adjustable and I just love them
 

sidsmum

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I've had both. T4 every time although I've heard that Thorowgood's more recent stock is poorer quality
I got the T6 for my oldie as he'd changed shape and no longer fitted the T4.

I wish I'd got another T4 instead - not so keen on the T6's!
 

Tammytoo

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Saddle Company saddles look nice and they are adjustable but you can't alter the fitting yourself. You need to get an SC fitter with a special tool to do it and they can charge from £60 per visit. Also, some fitters are better than others!

On balance I think I would go witjh the synthetic.
 

kaluki

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I have recently had a T4 fitted to my growing 4 yr old, I asked the saddler what he tought of the saddle company saddles, he said he didn't like the way they adjust them, as the metal bar in the front of the saddle is stretched and pushed to adjust it, and metal when it is subjected to this can crack.
 

JJones

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Well, i sold all my saddle company saddles, and i had 4 of them. For my growing cob youngster i now ride her in a thorowgood cob saddle.
 

competitiondiva

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I've got both, love both! out of preference would opt for the saddle company as they are more adjustable and part or full leather depending on the model, but am very pleased with the fit of the t4 pony club saddle i've just got for my boys pony too.
 
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