Horse Tack Review

Nice Saddlery
Close Contact Saddle
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: Nice Saddlery
Model: Close Contact Saddle
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle to fit my new Thoroughbred paying about $600 on ebay for it.

Likes: The first thing that struck me about this saddle is how good the leather is. It feels like a much more expensive saddle. I also liked the security it provides with it's knee rolls and blocks, which helped me keep my position over higher jumps. The color is also very nice and easy to find matching leathers to.

Dislikes: The only thing I'm going to complain about is that I found that the medium tree is slightly more geared towards narrower withered horses. It fits my warmblood mare, but not as well as I would like. If I was to do this again I would have gone with a medium/wide tree instead of plain medium. I would also prefer the knee rolls to be regular leather instead of suede.

Quality: I was impressed with the quality of the saddle. I've had it for 5 years now and it is holding up great. I did find that the color bleeds a little bit when it's new (I believe the other review for this saddle also mentioned it). The leather of this saddle was very easy to break in. Personally I would put the quality of this saddle at the quality of a Dover Circuit saddle.

Summary: Overall, it's a great saddle. I would buy this brand again in the medium/wide tree if I could find another. Beautiful saddle for this price.

Rating: 4

Author: Kirsten

Date: 2010-06-27

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