Mentor Dressage Saddle
Dressage Saddles

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Manufacturer: Collegiate
Model: Mentor Dressage Saddle
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle new from a seller on Ebay for $700 - retail its listed at $1050 or so, but can be found for about $795 most often. I just recently transitioned from Jumping to Dressage and everyone at my new barn has top of the line or custom made saddles. I was looking for something to hold me over while my horse (17.3h Hanoverian) decided if he liked Dressage or we would go back to the fences. We'll he (the horse) loves Dressage - but I did not want to rush into a new high end saddle, I've tried every saddle at the barn so - when I saw the Collegiate Mentor I liked the look very much. It has a nice sleek and higher end look to it (I understand that it is a copy of the Stubben Passier).

Likes: I've been riding in a Prestige saddle, borrowed from my trainer (she's great BTW). I was very surprised by how comfortable this saddle is. The seat is soft and supportive and the flaps do mold to your leg (just like the manufacturer's description said it would). When I first felt the flaps - I thought that they stuck out to much, but then I rode in the saddle and to tell the truth - I completely forgot about them. My leg sank into the knee roll and my butt into the seat. I'm very pleased with this saddle.

Dislikes: The saddle has a "y" billet system which is great for safety, but it makes hooking up a saddle pad to the billets a little annoying. Also, the billets are long, but not that long so I went from a 22" girth with the old saddle to needing a 32" for this one. No big deal - I actually like the look of the longer girth anyway.

Quality: I've compared the construction of the Collegiate Mentor to many other saddles at the barn, and yes sometimes the leather is lacking a touch in quality (like the flaps under the flaps are made of composite leather instead of one piece - but who ever sees that? The overall construction is very nice, stitching is great, the leather on the seat and knee rolls is soft and and flaps are smooth.

Summary: Only our groom knew that this saddle was a mid market saddle (she's very smart and knows saddles well) everyone else at the barn thought it would have cost much more than it did . . . and they have the $$$$$$ saddles!

Rating: 5

Author: Silver Jumper

Date: 0000-00-00

Usefulness Rating: 3.33333 out of 5.
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