Horse Tack Review


Thornhill
24K Platinum Pro-Trainer
Jumping Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Thornhill
Model: 24K Platinum Pro-Trainer
Category: Jumping Saddles

Purchase: I believe this saddle was a close-out/demo saddle, but it looked like it was brand new. I paid the reduced price of $700 for it, but I think it normally goes for at least $1500. I had a choice between this saddle and a used Pessoa Limited Edition, but I chose this one because it was brand new and I was tired of buying used saddles.

Likes: So comfortable and it's exactly what they claim. I've tried quite a few saddles and I have to say it is one of the most comfortable saddles to sit in. They are known for their "Soft Seat" and I love the leather used too. It feels like soft french calfskin leather like you would find in an expensive French saddle. Even their knee pad is comfortable and "air-vented". I've had a few people notice and comment on how nice the saddle it is, but when I say the name they have no idea. It's a nice little known secret.

Dislikes: The main thing I didn't like about the saddle was I was disappointed when one brand of girth didn't fit onto the billet straps. The billets were alittle too wide. I had to buy a different girth anyway because my horse gained weight and it finally fit. I never had that happen before so it was unusual. The other thing I didn't like was my model didn't have the nice stitching around the flaps that most saddles do. I guess it's there for aesthetic purposes, but I prefer the fancy stitching even though it doesn't look bad without it. In fact I didn't even notice it was missing the stitching for a long while. The newer models now have it.

Quality: The saddle is very well made and balanced. They definitely used good quality leathers especially on the seat, panels and knee pads. I was very impressed and so were other people. The saddle is light and soft. If they did a blind test where they threw this saddle in with the finest French saddles you could never tell. That's how nice it is!

Summary: I highly recommend this saddle to anyone looking for a good quality saddle at a fair price. It's a well constructed American-made saddle that you can feel and see the quality. It's too bad there's a lot of people who still don't know about this company. If you can find a used one definitely give it a try. I've had mine for a year and it still looks almost new. It's a durable saddle.

Rating: 4

Author: Mary J

Date: 2005-05-03

Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


County Innovation Jumping Saddles
L'Apogee LXI Jumping Saddles
M. Toulouse Marielle Monoflap Jump Saddle Jumping Saddles
Devoucoux Socoa / calfskin Jumping Saddles
Antares Medium deep seat full calfskin Jumping Saddles
Tekna S line jumping saddle Jumping Saddles
Hastilow Hunter/Jumper Pony Saddle Jumping Saddles
Prestige Meridith Jumping Saddles
Heritage Bespoke Saddlery Kontact Monolite Jump/Event Saddle Jumping Saddles
Ideal Impala Monoflap Jumping Saddles
Devoucoux Chiberta monoflap Jumping Saddles
Devoucoux Ioldy Jumping Saddles
Bates Next Generation Elevation DS Plus CAIR Jumping Saddles
Ideal Impala 1450 Jumping Saddles
Ansur Konklusion Jumping Saddles
Kentaur Naxos Jumping Saddles
Amerigo Vega, Showjumping Jumping Saddles
Black Country Wexford Jumping Saddles
Southern Stars Saddlery Monoflap Jumping Saddle Jumping Saddles
Philippe Fontaine Danielle Jumping Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review



 About Us •  Join Our Mailing List •  Privacy Policy