Manufacturer: Crest Ridge Saddlery
Model: Sentry Trail Riding Saddle
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I was at the Mn Horse Expo April 2010. I was looking for a saddle at the time, but not sure what I wanted. I couldn't decide what style, color, trail saddle, or western saddle. I knew I wanted a horn. I started talking to the staff of the Crest Ridge Co. 1 of the staff was working for the Co. at the expo because she loved the saddle so much. Well I started trying them out and then I progressed to having to have the saddle, then I decided I needed to take 1 home today! It didn't even have a horn. I have never looked back. The owner was so informative and said if I didn't like it I could send it back postage paid by Co. I paid 1,500 for the saddle. I thought was way too much. But I felt I was getting a fair deal. The reason I ended up with a hornless saddle is at the show they didn't have one.
Likes: Of course I had buyers remorse for a few rides. none had to do with not having a horn. The saddle seemed to shift. But this saddle fits my Missouri Fox Trotter like a glove! I love it. There are no dry spots and his back is not sore. It is light weight, the stirrups are padded. The workmanship is impeccable. I can't say enough about how well the owner knows her product and saddle fit. She taught me how to measure for proper saddle fit, gave me a web site to refer to so I can check the fit. I came away feeling more confident of proper saddle fit than before. We just got back from a 8 day ride in the Badlands of ND. I was comfortable and so was the horse. The saddle didn't interfere with his shoulder movement. No sore back
Dislikes: There isn't anything I don't like. I am a satisfied customer and would buy another 1 if I ever needed to. But I think this is a forever saddle.
Quality: Construction is quality. the leather is of good quality. No edges rolling up.
Summary: The bottom line is, if you are looking for a saddle for any purpose check out Crest Ridge Saddlery. If there isn't a store in your area just go on line to their website. The staff can answer any questions. They can even have you do a few measurements and then call them and then they will tell you what would work for you.
Author: Peggy Steed
Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
3 reader(s) voted.
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