Horse Tack Review


Paris Tack/Derby Originals
Lafitte Close Contact
Close Contact Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Paris Tack/Derby Originals
Model: Lafitte Close Contact
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: Purchased from: www.tackwholesale.com Paid: $339 + shipping

Likes: The seat and the panels feel like they are stuffed with memory foam. It is very comfortable to sit in, and fits my horse perfectly. I have tried my Kieffer, Crosby, and Collegiate saddles on my new young thoroughbred, and this is the only saddle that puts even pressure along her back! The other ones leave dry patches behind her withers because of her lacking topline. The leather on this saddle has been waxed so it is nearly impossible to scratch and is virtually water resistant. My legs feel very secure on the flat and over fences in this saddle. I also like that the gullet channel doesn't narrow near the cantle like a lot of saddles

Dislikes: The leather on the flaps is very stiff, even for a new saddle. It will take a lot of conditioning and riding to break them in. I would like if the flaps were rounder, too. I like that the billets are reinforced with nylon, but this makes it extremely difficult to make the girth tight on the horse, and the first hole is too far up, so you will have to buy a girth that is AT LEAST 4 inches larger than the one you use

Quality: This saddle seems to be very balanced and durable. Won't scratch easily and is virtually water resistant. The stitching on the saddle is excellent.

Summary: Overall, it is a great saddle for the price. It looks like it will hold up and stay looking new for long time!

Rating: 4

Author: Danielle

Date: 2010-07-28

Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


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
M. Toulouse Annice Platinum Buffalo Leather Close Contact Saddles
Beval Artisan Close Contact Saddles
Santa Cruz Centuro Saddle Santa Cruz Centuro medium tree Close Contact Saddles
Toulouse Annice Printed Leather Close Contact Saddles
Duett Presto Close Contact Saddles
Camelot Close Contact Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Bates Hunter Jumper Close Contact Saddles
Kincade close contact saddle Close Contact Saddles
Hermes Stein Kraut Close Contact Saddles
Collegiate Diploma with gullet change system Close Contact Saddles
Camelot Close Contact Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Heritage Bespoke Yin-Yang Inner Balance Jumper/Eventer Monoflap Close Contact Saddles
Bates Caprilli Close Contact, Long Flap Close Contact Saddles
Prestwick made in England close contact Close Contact Saddles
Wintec Wintec 500 Close Contact Saddle-Caramel Close Contact Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review



 About Us •  Join Our Mailing List •  Privacy Policy