Manufacturer: Martin Saddlery (View all products by Martin Saddlery)
Model: Clinton Anderson Saddle (View all Clinton Anderson Trail Saddle reviews)
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: Ordered direct from DownUnder Horsemanship site. Paid $1645. New horse was too wide for the saddle we used for his predecessor.
Likes: Comfort and fit. The Martin Axis tree is terrific - it fits both my horses who are built totally different. I like the level seat and the "unusual" pommel design which helps keep the rider in place. I like the way the stirrups are pre-twisted so the stirrups hang correctly without the use of "gizmos" to make them hang perpendicular to the horse.
Dislikes: I do NOT believe the Clinton Anderson saddle is made with premium leather as some posters have claimed. I inquired about that before purchasing the saddle and could not get a straight answer from seller, the manufacturer, or Cashel, which sells a nearly identical saddle on the same tree for about $300 less. The Cashel is even tooled the same as the "Clinton" but the color is different. Cashel is one of DownUnder Horsemanship's sponsors.
Quality: It appears to be well made but like I said the leather is just not comparable to saddles I already own which ARE made with the same premium name-brand leather that is being HINTED at for this saddle.
Summary: The proof of the pudding will be in the tasting. If the leather in this saddle WEARS well I will be satisfied. Other than the fact that I paid a premium price for premium leather that doesn't appear to have been delivered, the saddle looks well made and certainly fits me and the horse.
Author: Nice, But I WONDER....
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.
J Stead Saddle trail saddle Trail Saddles
Specialized saddles Trail Lite Trail Saddles
J Stead Lady Wade Trail Saddles
Nash Cherokee Cordura Trail Saddles
Crestridge Saddlery Crusade Elite Trail Saddles
Pam's Place Tack Genado Gaited Trail Saddles
Circle y Alpine Trail Saddles
JC Martin Saddles Trail saddle Trail Saddles
Steele Saddle Mountaineer saddle Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Sharptail Gaited Wsetern Saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Western Trail saddle, gaited tree Trail Saddles
Steve Edwards The Cowboy Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddle Co. Tree style D +3/4 butterfly skirt light rider Trail Saddles
Bob Marshall Endurance Treeless Trail Saddles
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