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    Default Saddle Experts Wanted.

    I bought the most beautiful leather dressage saddle today, for $30 from a market!
    Im so so happy with it. The lady told me the model of the saddle, but I can't remember what she said. I then saw a friend and showed her and she said "(insert brand here), wow, thats a great brand".
    On the buttons near the pommel, it says 'thoroughbred' and then under the skirt near the stirrup bar it has a metal logo that says 'Thoroughbred saddlery, Walsall England'.
    I can't find my camera, but will have photos very very soon.
    Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had any info on anything I have just typed
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    Nope, but $30.00 is an awesome price for a saddle you like.....Wow
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    Nope me either though made in england is a good start to it being a good saddle.
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    30?! What brand is it?


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    OOOOOh Myf!! I'll take it oof your hands for 50 if ya want


    Sadly they stopped making these saddles about 20 years ago and yes they English.

    OH just to add there were different models.Just as this is in say the Keiffers etc
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    sounds like you come across a winner then & wow for only $30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    30?! What brand is it?
    Thats what im trying to work out!
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    Thoroughbred saddlery, Walsall England Myf
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    Here you Go Myf ; This reveiw though is for an AP.

    Thoroughbred Saddlery
    Burghley
    All Purpose Saddles


    Manufacturer: Thoroughbred Saddlery
    Model: Burghley
    Category: All Purpose Saddles

    Purchase: I purchased this saddle last fall, after much searching, from someone on Craigslist across the country. I paid $310 for it, and it was easily the best saddle investment I've ever made (original price was over $1000). This saddlery is no longer in existence, so it is difficult to find these saddles.

    Likes: I LOVE this saddle. It has a semi-cutback pommel for wither relief and the seat is deep and secure, yet easy to rise out of and very well balanced. This saddle was designed by the celebrated British eventer Lucinda Green for the Thoroughbred Saddlery, one of several models she designed. This one was meant to be the all purpose eventer, and it fits the bill perfectly, a TRUE all purpose saddle.

    Dislikes: I would prefer that my saddle was wool rather than foam flocked, although the foam is in perfect condition. Other saddles from the company are wool flocked, however.

    Quality: Excellent quality. Beautiful, soft, strong leather. Very long lasting, my trainer has one she has used nearly daily for the last 20+ years.

    Summary: I would purchase this saddle again, and in fact I'm looking to do so. Although not generally well known, those who do know these saddles love them. Hard to find, but worth the effort of searching. The PERFECT fit for the Thoroughbred back, or any horse with a similar build.
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    Tis is for a jumping ; duh Chop

    Thoroughbred Saddlery
    16.5" Jumping Saddle
    Jumping Saddles


    Manufacturer: Thoroughbred Saddlery
    Model: 16.5" Jumping Saddle
    Category: Jumping Saddles

    Purchase: Purchased used at a tack shop after sitting on just about every saddle in my price range, which was quite low. This one was by far the most comfortable and made my position in the saddle feel natural. It was definitely well used, but the leather was buttery soft and well cared for. The saddle was made in Walsall England.

    Likes: This saddle is quite comfortable for both flatwork and over fences. It fit a wide range of horse backs which is nice when you are changing lesson barns and horses. Despite its apparent age, the leather is good quality and cracks that I purchased the saddle with never got worse.

    Dislikes: Nothing! The stirrup bar is a tad too far forward for anything but really short stirrups for me, but that's fine when jumping! Some people have told me the channel down the center of the saddle should be wider under the cantle, but none of the horses I have rode this saddle in seemed to be bothered by it.

    Quality: Excellent! It has held up to frequent riding for the past five years from me and who knows how many years before that. Soft old english leather and it cleans up really sharp.

    Summary: Overall an excellent used saddle. Comfortable, looks great and it really taught me how to ride. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who finds a way to get their hands on one, however I have found these saddles to be rare. I definitely found a gem!
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