Manufacturer: Miller's Saddlery (View all products by Miller's Saddlery)
Model: Close Contact (View all Close Contact reviews)
Category: Close Contact Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle lightly used in 2002 from a friend who had been the original owner. She had bought it new four years prior and was selling it to buy a Jaguar saddle. I got it for $400 including fittings to replace the Henri de Rival that I hated.
Likes: The saddle has a nice deep seat, is perfectly balanced and puts me in a great position. It has pencil rolls, padded knee flaps and a regular width tree. The leather has worn REALLy well however it is cleaned after every ride, conditioned on a regular basis and is kept under a saddle cover. It is SO comfortable, I won't trade it for anything.
Dislikes: I have nothing to say bad about this saddle.
Quality: The leather has worn exceptionally well, the tree is sound, the panels are still sound. The original Millers company knew how to make good quality saddles at an affordable price. This saddle is 11 years old and looks and rides like it's only two.
Summary: I have had friends sit in this saddle then sit in an Anteres, Beval, Pessoa, Crosby and several other expensive brands, yet they all keep coming back to this saddle. The position it puts me in is perfect and I've won many many shows over the years in it. This is the best saddle I've ever owned and would recommend to anyone who finds an older Millers Collegiate for sale to buy it IMMEDIATELY!
Usefulness Rating: 2.375 out of 5.
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