Horse Tack Review


Ashley and Clarke
Dressage Saddles

For Sale on eBay

Manufacturer: Ashley and Clarke
Model: Carlisle
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle new, 15 years ago from Gayers Saddlery in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. I believe I paid around $1200 then& price has remained level all this time.

Likes: I wanted something deep & as solidly made as the Passier all purpose I'd had forever. I had a very high withered TB cross who was hard to fit, and though I couldn't bring him in for a fitting session, back in Ohio it fit him to a T, based on my description of what I liked about my Passier & my horse's build. Gayers has decades of knowledge & REALLY know their stuff, & don't just push the latest fad. It fits other horses of all breeds & shapes beautifully & rides like a dream. Only one horse encountered that it didn't fit was of unknown origin,& very mutton-withered. Even so, on a long impromptu trail ride on this round-as-a- barrel flat withered horse, saddle stayed put & took me just fine over fallen trees & some very large water jumps in muddy conditions. It's great in & outside the arena and unless you are taking seriously steep hills, on trails it feels just as secure as my western saddle. If you want an excellent British made, decently priced dressage saddle & can't find it used, check Gayers website. You will love it. Mine will not be for sale in this lifetime.

Dislikes: Nothing at all.

Quality: The leather is soft, luxurious & of superb quality, pommel can accommodate different horses with high & narrow or well muscled withers well- tree seems to fit nearly any horse. Knee rolls maintained loft & are like new. Hardware is of excellent quality & stitching is perfect after 15 years of use.

Summary: If you see one for sale, BUY it. You'll never regret it.

Rating: 5

Author: Liz

Date: 2010-02-01

Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
3 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Click Here To Submit Your Own Review

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting

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
Hildalgo Sattel Hidalgo Venice I Dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Heritage (bespoke) Saddlery The Cheshire County" VSD Saddle. Dressage Saddles
Ascot Dressage Saddle Dressage Dressage Saddles
Hildalgo Sattel vienna 1 Dressage Saddles
M. Toulouse Larissa Genesis Dressage Saddles
Windsor Elite Dressage Dressage Saddles
Kieffer Malmo Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Vienna II (Jorge Canavas) Dressage Saddles
Crosby Crosby Sofride Prix St George Dressage Saddles