Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by KC I Love it!
When you take it out of the box its great. Nothing like the pic though. I wasnt expecting it but i really like it. It comes with a whool all purpose pad an ok bridal and bit and a terrible girth. So your gonna need to get a nother girth..But other than the girth, i really like this saddle! Great leather quality and AMAZING price! Fits my horse amazingly! (looks sdifferent than the pic)
July 20, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kelsey You get what you pay for...
Well, I gave it 3 stars overall because I think the price is fair for what you get (on sale for $200), and I certainly didn't expect high-quality leather when I ordered this product. The leather quality is less than average, the craftsmanship is not very good, and the picture of the saddle is different than the saddle actually looks. The flaps are much wider at the top than shown in the picture...add about 2-3 inches to the back top edge of the flap, almost looks like a saddle-seat saddle like they use on gaited horses. The girth is a size 26" so very small. Though I noticed if you order it directly through the manufacturer you have a 28" option. The stirrup leathers are too short for dressage. I am 5'6" and in order to have them long enough, the end of the leather is too short to put in the keeper. The bridle is very stiff, and if you bend it, you may see cracks around the buckles and holes. I would give yourself a good hour or two to condition this tack before use, and I would check it regularly (especially the bridle) for loose stitching and cracks.
I got a great laugh out of it though when I looked at the stirrup pads, which read 4 2/4" for the size instead of 4 1/2". That was a riot! And the pamphlet it comes with that talks about the warranty and product info says "made from only the finest leather." Okay, you don't have to lie. We all know we're not getting a Barnsby for $200. But, anyone who is in the market for tack should know not to expect anything more for the price. It is fair.
December 15, 2009
Rated 2 out of 5 by brooke Saddle
not so good but good for a beginner!
December 2, 2009