Manufacturer: Prestige (View all products by Prestige Saddle)
Model: Red Fox Royale (View all Red Fox Royal reviews)
Category: Close Contact Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle used from a Gran Prix rider with only 5 rides for $1800.00 and it didn't fit my horse and everyone told me to get rid of it. Well, I had a pro saddle fitter come out and she fit this saddle to my big withered TB and had it re-flocked with wool for $300.00.
Likes: I love everything about this saddle. I've read other reviews from people paying less but I have to tell you it's the most comfortable saddle for both me and my horse and I get the best performance out of him with full range of motion. It puts you in the correct position from flat work to jumping. You cannot get closer to your horse with any other saddle. I've ridden in all the top ones and to me this is the BEST.
Dislikes: The only thing I didn't like was it was foamed flocked. I had it reflocked with wool. Why did they stop making this model??? When something works don't fix it. Prestige needs to bring back this model.
Quality: The construction, quality and detail is superb. Soft, supple, easy care and light weight. The buffalo hide holds you firmly in place. I find I get the best ride out of this saddle than others I have ridden in.
Summary: The bottom line is I payed all the money and went one step beyond to have it customized to my horse and reflocked with wool but I don't care because we both perform at our best from flat work to 3' oxers. You cannot get closer to your horse with any other saddle, keeps you firmly in place, or a more comfy ride. Presige Red Fox Royale is quality, soft, supple, light weight and easy care. This saddle will last a lifetime.
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.
Pessoa Pessoa A/O Junior Saddle Long Flap Close Contact Saddles
Henri De Rivel Pro RTF Close Contact Saddles
Arc de Triomphe Gazelle Close Contact Saddles
Synergist saddle Endurance Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Close Contact Saddles
St Lourdes Tango Close Contact Saddles
Beval Butet Close Contact Saddles
Santa Cruz Platinum Justin GPS Close Contact Saddles
Colligate Parfaire 2013 Close Contact Saddles
Courbette Alpina Close Contact Lemetex Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Conquist Close Contact Saddles
Exselle Exselle Debut Wool Flocked Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Augustine Close Contact Saddles
Collegiate Collegiate Convertiable Alumni Close Contact Close Contact Saddles
Greenhawk Vala close contact Close Contact Saddles
Bates Caprilli Close Contact Close Contact Saddles
Beval Artisan Close Contact Saddles
Dover Circuit Premier Apex Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Dover Circuit Premier Special EQ Close Contact Saddles
Forestier Ilium Mono Flap Saddle Close Contact Saddles