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Landy77 Thu 11-Apr-13 12:35:48

I was wondering if anyone had used one and how they got on and what age the child was when they moved to a proper saddle. My dd is 15mths she loves the horses. But I was wondering if we could use the pony as a 4legged pushchair?

Does anyone know of or has one gathering dust that they would like to sell. That would fit a rather compact standard shetland.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 11-Apr-13 17:30:04

The only ones I have ever come across were actually quite big. They might be too long. You could search Ebay for one and try it for size. They do seem to hold their money so you could sell it on if it was no good.

dopeysheep Fri 12-Apr-13 00:11:18

I like the look of the Inky Dinky saddles but they are pricey new (£400 ish?)

Landy77 Fri 12-Apr-13 13:39:22

They do look very good,

missed out with a minute to go a couple of weeks ago on a basket saddle on eBay

Backinthebox Tue 16-Apr-13 22:26:48

I used one with DD, but got it when she was about 10 months old and she was on a cub saddle by the time she was 2. Pony was too doddery by the time DS came along, so he didn't ride till he was about 18 months when we got a new pony, but he was fine from the start with a normal saddle (had to ride on whatever his big sister had been using!) The basket saddles are fab, and I did use the old pony as a pram with one, but you don't get a lot of use out of them before the child is ready for the next thing up. I bought mine new, and sold it 18 months later for nearly new price.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 16-Apr-13 23:30:55

There is one for sale on Ebay at present.

BeachHutTanningAndBeauty Tue 25-Feb-14 12:38:56

Hi my husband sells brand new hand made basket saddles! They're £150 plus £15 postage and packaging and are brand new. Our daughters use them and LOVE it!!

Here's the link to our new ebay page smile

dopeysheep Sun 02-Mar-14 20:56:41

Hi beach hut I can't get the link to work!
I might be looking at getting a basket saddle for my dd as although she is nearly 3 she has hypotonia and can't really sit up too well. She has been on a couple of donkey rides which she loved so thinking of borrowing a friend's shetland for a wander down the lanes this summer.

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