Model: Custom Western Saddle
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: After trying over half a dozen different types of trail saddles on our Tennessee Walker, it became clear that we were going to need a custom saddle. We could not find a production saddle that would fit our horse AND my husband at the same time. He required an 18" seat and our TW had a short, steeply declining back from this withers. We spoke and/or e-mailed with three different custom gaited-horse saddle makers. It was clear from the first exchange with Melissa Sipe at MontanaMountainHorse.com that we'd found someone knowledgeable and very customer-service oriented. For all the tack, saddle and pad, plus some extras, we paid right around $1500. Thanks, Melissa!!
Likes: The saddle is perfectly fitted to our VERY hard to fit Tennessee Walker. It is VERY comfortable for my husband who has a mild back problem. It is well-made and completely customized for our kind of trail riding.
Dislikes: So far we can find nothing we're not pleased with.
Quality: It is very well made -- and the tree fits our horse which was THE BIG challenge.
Summary: Melissa sent us three different trees to try and, based on photos and lengthy conversations, finally suggested we use a modified Friesian tree. The saddle is perfect -- it fits our TW completely comfortably and my husband LOVES it!! We are totally happy -- and we took Melissa's recommendations on the saddle pad and the breast collar and both are exactly suited to our horse's needs. It was a swell experience, start to finish.
Author: A, Hughes
Usefulness Rating: 1 out of 5.
2 reader(s) voted.
Crestridge Wade Extra Wide Trail Saddles
Kimberley Kimberley Outback Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Black Forest Saddles Rosewood treeless Trail Saddles
Crates #238-4 Trail Trail Saddles
Meleta Brown Freedom Saddle by Crates Crates Trail Meleta Brown Trail Saddles
Circle Y Kentucky Trail Gaiter Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery Clinton Anderson Saddle Trail Saddles
J. Stead Wade Saddle Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddlery Kimberly Trail Master Trail Saddles
Tucker Tucker equitation endurance Trail Saddles
Tucker Endurance generation II Trail Saddles
Abetta Abetta endurance Trail Saddles
Big horn 1637 Voyager Trail Saddles
specialized endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles D9U/ Butterfly Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Corriente Assosiation Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Synthetic Trail Saddle Synthetic Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
James Saddlery Universal Pattern Military Saddle Trail Saddles
CTK saddlery TAS015 - B Trail Saddles