Manufacturer: Crates (View all products by Crates)
Model: Classic Reiner (View all Classic Reiner 2221 reviews)
Category: Reining Saddles
Purchase: I found this Crates Classic Reiner at a BARGAIN on Craig's List for $1,000.00. I really like the way reining saddles look and feel but I wanted the best so i shopped for about 3 months.
Likes: It was 2 years old, in mint condition, and had been just barely broken in. This saddle is a beautiful rich russet leather. It features the cutaway skirt and in skirt rigging for close contact. It has a back cinch drop rigging d that adds depth and beauty (I am not a fan of the hole cut in the skirt for a back cinch- it's just tacky). It has a comfortable seat that does not dictate where i am seated, I can move forward and back down easily. The stirrups hang naturally so that I can cue my horse all the way back and all the way forward. In other words, I don't feel like my legs are stuck in a rigid awkward position. The fenders add enough support that I have some stability through the leg as you should riding a western saddle. I train in this saddle and it helps me to achieve better body position and style!
Dislikes: It was squeaky at first but after a good oiling it is quiet.
Quality: The quality and craftsmanship of this saddle are comparable to any 8500.00 + saddle I have ridden in. I like it just as much as a Leddy's, a Roo-Hide or a Calvin Allen.
Summary: I highly recommend this saddle to reiner's, trail rider's, even barrel racers!
Author: Angela Rice
Usefulness Rating: 3.6 out of 5.
25 reader(s) voted.
4T - Jamey Tatum Saddles Jamey Tatum Cutting/Penning Saddle Reining Saddles
Billy Cook Pro Reiner Reining Saddles
J.C. Martin Saddle Co CTS-80 Cutting Saddle Reining Saddles
Crates Ladies Reining Saddle Reining Saddles
Jim Taylor Work and Show Reiner Reining Saddles
Sean Ryon Buster Welch professional ranch cutter Reining Saddles
Bob's custom reining saddle Lady Reiner Reining Saddles
Cavalier Sierra Reining Saddles
H & H Saddle Reining Saddle Reining Saddles
H &H Reining Saddle Reining Saddle Reining Saddles
Stallion Tack TRAINING SADDLE Reining Saddles
Crates Ladies Reiner 4521 Reining Saddles
Sierra Cavalier Model Number 247776, Sierra Draft Saddle Reining Saddles
Billy Cook Reining Saddle Reining Saddles
Crates 261 Reiner Reining Saddles
Bob's Custom Saddle Kyle Ranch Reiner Reining Saddles
H&H Reining Saddle Model Reiner #341 Reining Saddles
Continental Saddle Penni Gerrardi Reiner Reining Saddles
Crates Roper/Reiner Reining Saddles
Western Rawhide Roseau Reiner #1712 Reining Saddles