Horse Tack Review

Submit your reviews! We will be giving away a pair of the HandsOn Grooming Gloves for the best review posted from now until November 31st. Please sign up below for the November 1, 2016 newsletter for additional information on how to enter.

Innova Standard Bloc
Dressage Saddles

For Sale on eBay

For Sale on Amazon

Manufacturer: Bates (View all products by Bates)

Model: Innova Standard Bloc (View all Innova Standard Bloc reviews)

Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle on Ebay. After having little success with fitted saddles from a couple of high-end saddlers (all of which were uncomfortable for me or my horse), I decided to try the Innova.

Likes: The Innova is one of the most comfortable saddles I've owned. The twist is narrow and the flaps are about 16". Both of which work well for me as a petite rider. The panels and CAIR work well on my Lusitano. He's the type of horse who (very obviously) let's me know when he doesn't like a saddle. He seems truly comfortable in this saddle and doesn't pin his ears at it (as he has with many others).

Dislikes: If I had to come up with one thing, I'd say changing the gullet is somewhat difficult. However, it's still a nice feature to have.

Quality: Well-made. No complaints.

Summary: Make sure you get the correct seat size and block type, it makes a difference in this saddle. Definitely worth a try for a petite rider with a wide, flat-backed horse, at a good price.

Rating: 5

Author: SoCal

Date: 2010-06-19

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Click Here To Submit Your Own Review

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting

Supra Synthetic Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Henri De Rivel Pro Buffalo Dressage Saddles
Zaldi Sanjorge Dressage Saddles
Amerigo Alto Pinerolo Dressage Saddles
Avalon D Dressage Saddles
Thorowgood T4 High Wither Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Ghost Roma Dressage Saddles
Klimke Miller Dressage Saddles
Devoucoux Milady Dressage Saddles
Bond Street Pegasus Dressage Saddles
Cynron Pegasus Dressage Dressage Saddles
Hermes Corlandus Dressage Saddles
Rembrandt Integra - Non Adjustable Dressage Saddles
Prestige Venus K Dressage Saddles
Albion Revelation #87532 Dressage Saddles
Schleese Wave Dressage Saddles
County Saddlery County Perfection Dressage Saddles
Equipe Platinum Bocelli Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Icon Flight Dressage Saddles
Collegiate 6521 / Monarch Dressage Saddles