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Santa Cruz Centuro Saddle
Santa Cruz Centuro medium tree
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: Santa Cruz Centuro Saddle (View all products by Santa Cruz)

Model: Santa Cruz Centuro medium tree (View all Santa Cruz Centuro medium tree reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle at Apple Saddlery and I paid $1495 on sale. I got this saddle because I tried a few other brands such as HDR and Pessoa and they didn't seem to fit my horse. This one did and it was in the darker shade that I absolutely adored! I bought this saddle at the beginning of January 2013 and I have used it for a month and it shows no signs of wearing as long as you clean it once a week or so.

Likes: I like the dark Havana colouring and that even though its a close contact and that it's very useful for jumping it does have a little bit more or a deeper seat which is nice for flatwork or sharp turns in the jumper ring. I also like the knee rolls at the front and the removable thigh blocks. I take the thigh blocks out for most of my schooling and pop them in a week or so before a show and they help so much! This saddle is also WOOL flocked no foam!!:)

Dislikes: It does get minor rubs very quickly but they come of with cleaning. It also has a lot of crevices in the leather where dirt and dust can hide.

Quality: The saddle is made of beautiful Havana, European leather and it was already soft and supple when I bought it! It is wool flocked:-) the only thing I would change is to have nicer Velcro for the removable thigh blocks.

Summary: In the end it is a great saddle for schooling and showing up into the A circut and will be my saddle for quite awhile! It does require cleaning but it has a buttery soft leather that is just awesome to touch or ride in. Not many dislikes about this one.

Rating: 5

Author: Kennedey

Date: 2013-02-03

Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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