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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Proof that people actually buy this crap...

Here is the proof folks, this is a USED plaid saddle for sale. Someone actually purchased and used this thing and is now selling it. Makes you wonder why, besides the obvious, they are selling it. Does it not fit the horse, not fit them, or is it simply so hideous they cannot even approach their horse with it? I vote for the latter.


14 comments:

  1. AS far as crappy tack goes this is not THAT bad. This would not be a bad saddle to goof around the barn with. The cloth makes it easy to clean. I peronally would not own this saddle but I would not knock someone for having this one in the tack shed as an extra

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  2. I actually would buy this just to play around with English. I don't want to spend too much because it would just be an "I feel like trying English" saddle but I would still keep an old trusty Western around. Color wouldn't matter as long as it wasn't pink or made craptastically. lol

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  3. I bought one of those HOT pink cheap western saddles as a joke, that thing was really terrible, I used it on some young horses in the round pen for the first time saddled, no one ever sat in it, it was light weight and I didn't care if it got damaged. I sold it to a girl that just "had to have it", no joke.

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  4. If you're going to have plaid...at least contrast the knee rolls a little so you don't have an optical illusion going.

    Not that I would wear plaid ANYTHING.

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  5. If I didn't have a pinto I'd say I could totally use this saddle just for laughs. But it would be way too loud (and not in a funny way) on a pinto.

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  6. I would get plaid breeches to go with this bad boy!

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  7. woooowww...plad saddle pads yes, plad saddles HELL NO!

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  8. Imperial highness, I can make you some of those, if in fact I could find the matching stretchy fabric. Not kidding!

    For soneone wanting to try english, I say try it in someone elses good, quality saddle first. Then if you like it, save your money and buy a good quality saddle.

    Cheap is often cheap because it is cheap. Cheap materials and a low quality saddle that doesn't fit can make for a sore horse who is unwilling, bucks and you get dumped. Think you would be liking English much then? I didn't think so.

    While this one isn't exactly horribly hideous, I am but a leather snob. I also don't have the money to buy on a whim. My working saddles are cared for so I can use them in the show ring. You don't switch bits before a class, why would you switch saddles?

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  9. You know, (regretfully) I have to be impressed that they bothered to *match* the plaid up.

    Yes, I hate it. But wow, it takes skill to get the lines matched up: impressive.

    Horrific but impressive. :)

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  10. Well, it is sitting on a bicycle; perhaps the purchaser bought it sight unseen as a plaid bike saddle...

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  11. While it would be fun to have a plaid saddle just for playing around in, my first thought was I bet the tree is a piece of crap and would cause the horse all kinds of discomfort.

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  12. Hmmm, it might complement a kilt?
    I just have to walk away now.

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