Horse Tack Review


Blackburn
All Purpose English Saddle
English Saddle Fittings/Pads

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Manufacturer: Blackburn
Model: All Purpose English Saddle
Category: English Saddle Fittings/Pads

Purchase: I bought the saddle at a tack shop (Pleasant Ridge) and it was on clearance. It seemed like an okay saddle, came with a package, had removable knee blocks and had a changeable gullet system. I paid $100 for just the saddle; the original price was around $250.

Likes: The saddle is VERY comfortable, it requires little to no up-keep (It's synthetic)! Knee rolls were comfortable. Tones of room for high withered horses.

Dislikes: I do not like the position the saddle puts me in, it is also very slipery. No matter how much I hold on, my leg always slips, this does not happen with my leather saddle. The saddle allows saddle pads to slip out very easily, it is quite bulky. My friend owns the exact same saddle and she has the same issues.

Quality: The design of the saddle seems to be directed to the comfort of the rider and not how it fits the horse. I sold the saddle, but it I owned it for a bit more than two years and it still looked brand new.

Summary: Over all, the saddle is bulky and has a poor design. I would not at all recommend this saddle for people who would use it for lessons/shows. I think maybe be suitable for hacking, I could ride in it for hours it is so comfortable.

Rating: 1

Author: Merry

Date: 2010-11-20

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