Manufacturer: Schleese (View all products by Schleese Saddlery)
Model: Connexion (View all Connexion reviews)
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: Schleese came to my barn for a saddle fitting. I bought a new Connexion dressage saddle for ~$4500.
Likes: Absolutely everything. I had no intention of buying a new dressage saddle (I meant to see which saddle fit him best then try and buy a used one) but as soon as I sat in this saddle I really liked it. It was also immediately obvious that my horse like it to as he went from being a little bit stiff and shuffling to big extravagant floaty paces within a few strides! The saddle is well made, the leather feels great & it has large external knee blocks which are really good at helping me keep the correct position & gives me a bit of extra security (my horse is a big warmblood with a huge stride who can suddenly explode skywards!). I also like that it's a monoflap as I feel really close to my horse (& there's less to clean which is a bonus for me).
Dislikes: The only thing I don't like is that the saddle is rather heavy but my horse doesn't seem to object.
Quality: Very well made, it is very comfortable & it looks great.
Summary: I bought this saddle about 1 month ago & I can honestly say that this is the best purchase I have ever made for me & my horse. The difference in the way my horse moves is amazing. In my old saddle I felt like I was always fighting to get/stay in the correct position but in this saddle i sit correctly and can concentrate on actually riding. I want to add that I also tried a different Schleese model but neither my horse nor I liked it. I was surprised how different they felt so it's a case of trying different ones out to see what suits best.
Usefulness Rating: 3.28571 out of 5.
7 reader(s) voted.
Collegiate 6521 / Monarch Dressage Saddles
Dixieland Saddlery Dixieland Butterfly Trail Saddle Dressage Saddles
Tudor Estate Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Passier Dressage Saddle Corona Dressage Saddles
rocky creek hill flirt Dressage Saddles
County Saddlery Perfection saddle - New Zealand agent Dressage Saddles
Prestige 2000D Dressage Saddles
Passier Corona Dressage Saddles
Exselle Exselle Square Raised Bridle and Reins Dressage Saddles
Passier Sirius Dressage Saddles
Black Country Vinici Dressage Saddles
Otto schumacher Profi exklusif Dressage Saddles
Schleese Wave Dressage Saddles
Prestige United Elastic Dressage Saddles
Wintec Isabell CAIR Dressage Saddles
Wintec Dressage Pro Dressage Saddles
Bates Innova Standard Contour Block Dressage Saddles
County Competitor Dressage Saddles
Wintec Pro w/Cair Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Pro-Am Dressure Dressage Saddles