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Re: rub spots w/OF
No one to call. They are defunct....gone bye
bye...adios....along with a lot of people's hard earned cash. I know a good
saddle maker here in the Pacific NW who has shortened panels for people and they
are quite pleased with them. He also makes replacement booties. I suspect that
if you look around you will find a saddle maker who can do the same.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2001 2:44
Subject: RC: rub spots w/OF
I don't know if your saddle is new or used but
when I purchased my OF saddle new 8 or so years ago, the panels were 24-25
inches long. It was rubbing my horses loins even though the saddle really fit.
I complained to OF and told them that for the shorter backed horses or
slightly swaybacked horses this would be a problem. I sent it back and
insisted they shorten the panels. They put new panels on that were 22 inches
long and WALLA! No more rubbing.
When I purchased my western saddle new and my
daughters Amigo new, the panels were already 22 inches long so I must not have
been the only one complaining. (although it wouldn't be a first ;) The
two I bought used still have longer panels but I can use them on the Morgan
and Arab/Andalusian who have slightly longer backs. I would measure the
panels, front to back and if they are longer than 22 inches, call the company
to see about getting them shortened. I love my OF saddles. Good luck. Lisa
Salas, The Odd fARm
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