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    Blue Ribbon Cutback Saddle - Worth? *PICS UP*

    I was just given a 21" black Blue Ribbon brand Cutback Saddleseat saddle by a friend; it has "Made in England" stamped under the flap on the leather keepers, and it has the Blue Ribbon maker's mark under the stirrup bar flap. The leather seems to be very high quality even though it was dry and unconditioned. I have heard that these saddles were extremely well-made but not made anymore. Any other information that can be provided would be great I am going to do more research when I get the time. I am currently undecided on whether to sell or keep. I was thinking on starting in Saddleseat, but it would only be local and open shows that I may just use my Wintec dressage just to get an idea of it. I will try to get pics of it tonight to upload tomorrow as I would also like opinions on the current price value (just in case I do decide to sell) Thanks guys!

    **Pics added 7/21** Here are some pics of the saddle. I know they aren't the greatest (off my iPhone) but it is all I currently have at the moment. What do you guys think of its possible value based off of these?













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    Loki: 2001 black 3-gaited Icelandic gelding
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    Probably somewhere between $250 and $450 if it does not need billets or repairs but that's just a guess.

    Black is used mostly by TWH and Arabian riders b/c they are more liberal. ASB and Morgan want brown, so there is less demand for a black cutback.

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    I sold mine quick for $500, but it was brown and had adjustable bars. I did love it, they are nice.
    You may be looked at strangly for using a dressage saddle,I dont know if its even allowed anymore. You should check with the show secretary.
    Originally Posted by Aryiah
    I want to do hunt seat? Fine, I'm doing it on a saddlebred
    I want to do western? Dandy, I'm doing it on a saddlebred.
    Dressage and jumping? Sure! Gonna be doing it on the back of a saddlebred!

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    If it fits you and your horse and is in sound condition then it would be a good starter saddle for you to show in and to see if you enjoy saddleseat.

    Speaking only for myself....I have never seen a black saddleseat saddle being used at a "A" Arabian show.
    While it is possible there are exbiitors who do use one, the vast majority show with a dark brown.
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    TWH rules say they can use a dressage saddle, I think.

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    Thanks guys! My mare is a Arab/Bashkir Curly cross that is gaited, and it did look pretty wide before I set it on her but now I am on the fence whether it may fit her or not. To my untrained eye it *looks* like she has decent shoulder room, but I am no expert.

    I actually know where this saddle was used at (it had the barn's name on the saddle plate lol) and they had TWH's mostly. How can you tell if it has adjustable bars?

    Like I said, I will try to post pics tomorrow; they are on my phone now, I just need Internet now to get them on the forum haha I am not going to be doing any huge shows; just 4-H based ones. But if this saddle did end up fitting her decently I would keep it to pursue saddleseat a bit more. My sister has a little Paso mare that she is getting into saddleseat with, so I would have someone to go to shows with, which is nice

    I will also have to try to post pics of my mare with the saddl to see what you guys think. Thanks again!
    Shaneequah: 1998 bay gaited Bashkir Curly x Arabian mare
    Loki: 2001 black 3-gaited Icelandic gelding
    Treyue: 1999 yellow dun 3-gaited Icelandic gelding



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chardonnay View Post
    I sold mine quick for $500, but it was brown and had adjustable bars. I did love it, they are nice.
    You may be looked at strangly for using a dressage saddle,I dont know if its even allowed anymore. You should check with the show secretary.
    You are good in either saddle. All the USEF says is 'english type saddle'. So you can use your dressage if you want. Sorry, I wasnt trying to steer you wrong.
    Originally Posted by Aryiah
    I want to do hunt seat? Fine, I'm doing it on a saddlebred
    I want to do western? Dandy, I'm doing it on a saddlebred.
    Dressage and jumping? Sure! Gonna be doing it on the back of a saddlebred!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chardonnay View Post
    You are good in either saddle. All the USEF says is 'english type saddle'. So you can use your dressage if you want. Sorry, I wasnt trying to steer you wrong.
    No worries! I think I am probably going to sell it and see what I can get for it.
    Shaneequah: 1998 bay gaited Bashkir Curly x Arabian mare
    Loki: 2001 black 3-gaited Icelandic gelding
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    Why don't hunt seat English saddles have a tree point angle like that?! If they did, I'd have had a saddle long ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crayon View Post
    Why don't hunt seat English saddles have a tree point angle like that?! If they did, I'd have had a saddle long ago!
    This saddle does look pretty wide! Compared to my sister's cutback that she uses on her Paso, it looks gigantically huge! lol I am not sure if it fit my mare or not, though. I figure someone else may be able to use it more then I, so up for sale it goes. You wouldn't be looking for a Cutback by any chance, would you?
    Shaneequah: 1998 bay gaited Bashkir Curly x Arabian mare
    Loki: 2001 black 3-gaited Icelandic gelding
    Treyue: 1999 yellow dun 3-gaited Icelandic gelding



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