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  1. #1
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    Default Is it too soon...

    to buy a saddle for my sister's little girl? She (the baby) won't be here for another 6 weeks.

    But I found a perfect little saddle this afternoon. A tiny little 15" lane fox type, with itty bitty straight flaps and flat seat. Even though it was a 15" seat, it looked smaller than the lead line saddle that was there. And it was less than $100!

    My sister has to know this is coming at some point. I've been horse crazy forever, Dad was trainer, Mom has my old horse and access to all sorts of ponies and my sister... my sister is literally allergic to horses.



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    It's NEVER too soon!!



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    Certainly it's not too soon - buy it!



  4. #4
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    Yes, buy it.



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    If you don't buy it now you'll never find another when you need it!



  6. #6
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    Agreed! Buy it. I've been looking for such a saddle for my coming up on 2yo niece and have found NOTHING and it's been nearly a year. Have found the right size saddle in Shively MMX's etc..., but I really don't need THAT since the kid will outgrow it before ever seeing a showring....



  7. #7
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    You guys are no help! The only thing I can't resist is temptation.

    Harness shop is 3 hours away. It was kind of buried in a wall of saddle stuff, down by the floor, so I'm not too worried about it moving too quick. I had to get on my knees to see it. It didn't have a cutback head, but it was close enough. At size, it's only for lead line anyway.

    If it sits in my closet for 3 years, I'll have to make a cover for it. I picture pink with little horse shoes and flowers. My sister hates pink. Her with a little girl is going to be so much fun (where's the icon with the devil horns?)



  8. #8
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    Oh do it! DD is almost 8 months and I'm looking around for her, it's impossible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by red mares View Post

    If it sits in my closet for 3 years, I'll have to make a cover for it. I picture pink with little horse shoes and flowers. My sister hates pink. Her with a little girl is going to be so much fun (where's the icon with the devil horns?)
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  10. #10
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    With the rarity of 15" lane fox saddles... I'd snap it up in a second!
    The more perfect our happiness,
    the more nagging and wretched
    do our unsolved problems seem.
    ~ Gordon Grand



  11. #11
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    I got a saddle for my 1st birthday!
    It's never too early!



  12. #12
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    In a few years, you'll regret it if you don't buy it! I say go for it! My aunt and my Mom are both horse lovers, so I had the good fortune of getting riding equipment from a young age
    And definitely go for the pink saddle cover!



  13. #13
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    BUY IT! I bought my niece her 1st saddle when she was 3 but started looking before she was born;-) It was a good price and in excellent condition so I could not pass it up.

    She has been having pony rides since she was a year old and loves my horse. She was super excited to have her own saddle. This year at the age of 4 she did her first lead line class.

    Now...I need to find her a pony since my boy is 17h...

    Did I mention my sister is not a horse person??? LOL



  14. #14
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    Better yet, tell us where it is, one of us will go pick it up, and then when you're searching high and low for one, we'll sell it to you at a 20% profit
    The more perfect our happiness,
    the more nagging and wretched
    do our unsolved problems seem.
    ~ Gordon Grand



  15. #15
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    Nice little saddles are like good packer small ponies. Something to snag when you see one and never let them go once you have them.



  16. #16
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    If you don't buy it, can you let me know where it is so I can?



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    I'm with Niikelodeon!

    Grab it! It's a great price and will look so cute sitting around while you wait for niece to grow into it!
    "Aye God, Woodrow..."



  18. #18
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    I say buy it and rent it out to COTHers whose children can use it now. By the time you need it, it might have paid for itself.

    StG



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