ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] Saddles

[endurance] Saddles

Cheryl Newbanks (cnewbank@cris.com)
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 19:37:42 -0400 (EDT)

Thanks all for the great info. You've confirmed my first suspicion that I
should wait to get my horse. I've dealt with harness race horses for 13
years and don't remember much about buying a saddle. This board has been a
great source for research. I'll just get a cheapy saddle for the kids to
hack around on and then get by with that until I am ready. I read somewhere
on this board a while back that when I purchase a pad I should look for open
cell foam instead of closed cell foam to reduce heat build up. I've noticed
in the millions of catalogs I've ordered there dosen't seem to be to many
open cell foam pads available. What do you all use?

Also I would prefer the convenience of a hackamore for my horse on the ride
(of course it depends on the equine buddy I purchase!) because of the
ability to drink and eat. Talk to me about your bridles and riggings.

I'd like to put out my price range and area I am willing to travel to for my
horse. First I am looking for an Arabian or 1/2 Arabian 4 to 9 years old.
Preferably a mare or stud horse. My price range is not great so I will
probably be purchasing a green unproven horse. $1500 to $2500. I am very
experienced in conditioning since I trained Standardbred race horses and
worked extensively with some of the best race horse vets in the country.
Just haven't ridden as much as I've driven horses. I figure since I live in
Phx AZ area I can travel as far as a three day weekend will take me to pick
up and get home. That is California north and south, Nevada, New Mexico and
Utah. So if any of you have a prospect feel free to e-mail me.

I am looking to purchase towards the end of the year since I have to get my
fencing up and the facility prepared. We bought raw land we are developing.

I look forward to talking to you all. The response and friendly nature of
the members of this board has convinced me that this is a great sport to
compete in! Thanks Much!

Cheryl in Az