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Blue Ribbon
Close Contact Saddle
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: Blue Ribbon (View all products by Blue Ribbon)

Model: Close Contact Saddle (View all Close Contact Saddle reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle used at a tack store, and paid around $200 for it.

Likes: I use this saddle for EVERYTHING - jumping, flat work, eventing, trail riding, and even barrel racing and pole bending. I am a very petite rider (5'1" and under 100 lbs), and it fits perfectly. I'm so balanced on this saddle that I'm spoiled - I try to rider in a Western saddle and I feel like I'm going to fall.

Dislikes: Well, since the saddle is pretty old, the seat has become really hard, so if I sit on it for very long at a time I start to get a sore behind. But when you're in a two point position and jumping a lot, that doesn't really matter. Also it can be a bit uncomfortable at a sitting trot for the same reason. But since it's an old saddle, that's OK with me.

Quality: It is obviously well constructed because I've had it for years and have never had any repairs done to it. The stitches are starting to separate a little, but that's an easy enough fix. Billets still seem solid after all these years.

Summary: I would recommend this saddle to anyone. If this one ever finally gives out, I'll look online for another used Blue Ribbon saddle (I don't think they make them new anymore).

Rating: 5

Author: Julie

Date: 0000-00-00

Usefulness Rating: 3.0303 out of 5.
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