Buying a Second Hand Saddle

Freedom Saddlery rarely stocks second hand saddles, but very occasionally part exchanges saddles that have been purchased through Freedom Saddlery initially. These saddles are open for sale and advertised via social media.

Part Exchange

Often I am asked if I will PX a saddle previously owned. The truth is you will get more money if you sell privately. Freedom Saddlery is VAT registered. For all saddle sales VAT is chargeable within the price. Also Freedom Saddlery will take a commission to sell on your behalf as we are a commercial business. Therefore the final amount you will have in your pocket will be net of VAT and commission - a total of 35-40%. It makes far more sense for you to sell your saddle privately!

The internet has transformed the second hand saddle market, with many saddles bought and sold in this way. Similarly some excellent second hand saddle businesses have set up, allowing saddles to be taken away to try. Also saddles are sold over the internet through websites like BD's own classified section.

Freedom Saddlery will offer the full saddle fit consultation to assess your saddle selection short-list and identify the best fit. When buying a second hand saddle it should be checked over very carefully - with particular note taken of the state of the saddle tree and stitching to ensure it is safe to ride in. This is all included as part of the saddle fit consultation.


Please note - buying a saddle in this way may require a number of appointments and can be a time consuming process.

If the saddle you eventually decide upon requires reflocking, we can provide that service via the Master Saddler service.