Manufacturer: Frank Baines (View all products by Frank Baines)
Model: Reflex Dressage Saddle (View all Reflex Dressage Saddle reviews)
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: Purchased new from Trumbull Mountain Tack $2600. I was looking for a dressage saddle for my Friesian cross gelding who is rather wide backed and has had problems with saddles sliding forward/backward on him. I sent in a wither tracing/photos and the fitter at Trumbull sent this saddle out as a possible match.
Likes: This saddle is great! Comfortable seat, roomy but you feel like you are velcro-ed (in a good way) to your horse. It feels like you are an extension of the horse. Has removable thigh blocks so you can support your leg position or be free. I love it. For me, it takes all effort out of sitting in perfect position. Makes sitting trot/canter a piece of cake! The monoflap design keeps your leg close to the horse, an issue for me with my rather wide guy.
Dislikes: I haven't found a thing I don't like about the saddle. It is a bit pricey but, in this case, you get what you pay for.
Quality: Great leather and stitching. Balanced and attractive. The buffalo leather holds up well and I like the look. I wasn't sure I would since I usually like the smooth look better. Frank Baines has won numerous awards for his saddle building/design.
Summary: A great saddle. I'm 5'4" and my gelding is 16H and about 1300# and I've only ridden him in a treeless saddle. I was worried I'd feel "perched" up on his back in a treed saddle and that I couldn't get my legs on him but no problems with this saddle! Dealing with Trumbull Mountain Tack was fabulous. The fitters there really know their business and the customer service is amazing! I recommend working with them. They truly want to fit your horse with the best saddle for them.
Usefulness Rating: 2.9375 out of 5.
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