Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cara Great for an economy cordura
This saddle is nice for leather/cordura. It has decent finishings. I was a little surprised that the leather under the pommel was just stapled together. I am used to seeing brass or stainless rivets there. There are many nice things about this saddle. It is very light weight. It looks high end for a leather/cordura, even compared to the Big Horns. The look is nice, the brass rigging is pretty. The leather is a nice color, and is decent qualtiy. The cordura seems like it would hold up well. I had this saddle for about 4 months. For me this was not a good saddle. I found this saddle to be uncomfortable for me. It never sored my horse. The balance of the seat is kind of strange, I felt like it was throwing me back onto the cantle even though the seat felt big. The sweat marks under my saddle pad were always concentrated under the cantle area. The seat is large for a 16", maybe feels half a size large. I hated the sueded/rough out seat. I know many people love them though, that is a personal preference thing. To be fair, I also tried another big name leather/cordura saddle and was equally disappointed, so it is likely I simply prefer well made all leather saddles.
July 23, 2011