Manufacturer: Courbette (View all products by Courbette)
Model: Arosa - Newmarket Color (View all Arosa reviews)
Category: Close Contact Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle at a local tack shop for use on my Thoroughbred mare for $975.00.
Likes: This saddle is very attractive looking, and has very comfortable knee rolls. It comes with a saddle name plate and hardware.
Dislikes: The quality of this saddle really disappointed me. The stitching and billets are fine, but the way the leather was dyed is not durable. After only one ride, the color of the leather under where the stirrup leathers sit was rubbing off-badly. It was very noticeable. Now after 10 rides, their are very large tan splotches on each flap. It looks terrible! I have heard that other people with this saddle have experienced the same issue. Also, im not sure what type of horse this saddle was made for- the way the front panels are made is strange, and im pretty sure it would create bad pressure points on any horse. It did for mine, which is why im selling it. i was told that getting courbette leathers would've prevented the dye from rubbing off, but i used high quality leathers. You shouldnt HAVE to use the company's leathers to prevent saddle damage.
Quality: Pretty to look at, but will not last long at all.
Summary: Bottom line, i paid way too much for this saddle, and with the damage it has from little use, i wont be able to sell it for what i paid. I wouldn't recommend it. It looks nice at the tack store, but falls apart very quickly.
Author: Brianna G
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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