Manufacturer: Jorge Canaves / Thornhill (View all products by Thornhill Saddles)
Model: Berlin (View all Berlin reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: Purchased used for $400 online.
Likes: I adore this saddle. Its soft and squishy and I find the seat and knee rolls grippy. It fit my hard to fit tabletop horse very nicely, with a little room to spare to pad as his topline develops. The leather is better than I expected for an argentinian made saddle. I like the security over fences, and I love trail riding in this saddle. My horse strides out nicely too. I don't consider this saddle appropriate for a dressage leg, but for dabbling in basic dressage its just fine... just basic good training through flatwork. I like the moderate twist, I have broad hips and full thighs and it suits me nicely, I have nice contact with my leg. I especially like the wide channel and full panels, you don't often see such measures taken on inexpensive saddles.
Dislikes: The color is a little bit funny, but I haven't had any real problems with it. If I were showing beyond local schooling shows I might have trouble finding matching tack, but I don't so I don't care. I use it mainly for flatwork and hacking around. The softer seat and knee rolls do scuff up easily.
Quality: very good quality for the money, its above average for such a low price! Its sturdy too, I don't expect it to wear out any time soon.
Summary: I recommend this saddle to anyone looking to do general riding for a hard to fit wide horse.
Author: happy hacking!
Usefulness Rating: 3.36842 out of 5.
19 reader(s) voted.
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