Startrekk Dressage Saddle
Dressage Saddles

For Sale on eBay

Manufacturer: Startrekk Dressage Saddle
Model: Dressage
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I imported this Saddle from Germany- through Reitsportschulte as I was unable to find a suitable treeless dressage saddle in Australia. I have tried a variety of other treeless saddles available in Australia and wasn't happy with them. I paid Euro1200, excluding postage and import duties.

Likes: I firstly love the traditional look of the saddle. With a narrow twist unlike other treeless saddles it doesn't feel as if you are riding bareback. Rides like a traditional treed saddle. Very comfortable and secure to ride in.Materials and workmanship is excellent. The knee pads are medium in size,supportive,soft but not restrictive. I feel balanced in the saddle, with an automatic sound position enabled by the stirrup position. It has a mono-flap and Y girthing. Very easy and very quick to change the gullet sizes with interchangeable gullet sizes available. It's very secure on my barrel shaped pony as well as my large warmblood, doesn't slip. My horse is far happier and moves better in this saddle. It has generous flocked gussets.

Dislikes: Even though the gullet is interchangeable, the pommel isn't suitable for horses with a very high wither. I use risers to provide better wither clearance on the sides. The gullet channel is of medium width and for those horses that require a very wide channel for spine clearance, it won't be suitable for them either. Its a misconception to believe that just because it is treeless that it will fit any horse perfectly.

Quality: It has been very well constructed with good quality leather used. Its soft to ride in and doesn't need 'breaking in". The D ring screw that comes out when you change the gullet on the one side, came loose inside the saddle, and it became tricky to thread the D-ring back, but its easy enough to work out how to 'hook' the catch inside the saddle so that it fixes itself.

Summary: If it had a higher pommel and wider gullet width I would definitely continue using it. It is one of the nicest German saddles I've owned. And my horse prefers the treeless to the treed saddles I've had fitted to her.

Rating: 4

Author: Greenhorse

Date: 2010-12-19

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

Please give us your opinion..

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 

Windsor Elite Dressage Dressage Saddles
Kieffer Malmo Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Vienna II (Jorge Canavas) Dressage Saddles
Crosby Crosby Sofride Prix St George Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Coronado Dressage Saddles
Schleese Link II Dressage Saddles
Hermes Corlandus Dressage Saddles
Smith Worthington Danzig Dressage Saddles
Leon Liversage Saddles Eduro Sport Light Dressage Saddles
Collegiate Monarch Dressage Saddles
Berney Brothers Kildare Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Pro Trainer bridle Dressage Saddles
Amerigo Cervia Dressage Dressage Saddles
Niedersuss Allegro Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Zurich Pro Trainer Dressage Dressage Saddles
L'Apogee bareback pad Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Icon Flight Dressage Saddles
M Toulouse Venice Dressage Saddles
Heather Moffatt Enlightened Equitation Saddle Vogue soft tree dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Ryder Legacy Zara Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review

 Horse Tack Reviews
 Submit Your Own Review!
 Search Review Database
 All Reader Reviews
 Staff Reviews
 Submit a Product for Review

 English Tack Reviews
 Dressage Saddles
 Jumping Saddles
 Close Contact Saddles
 All Purpose Saddles
 English Saddle Fittings/Pads
 English Bridles
 English Bridle Accessories
 English Show Apparel
 English Casual Apparel
 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
 English Miscellaneous

 Western Tack Reviews
 Barrel Saddles
 Reining Saddles
 Roping Saddles
 Show Saddles
 Trail Saddles
 Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
 Western Bridles
 Western Bridle Accessories
 Western Show Apparel
 Western Casual Apparel
 Western Chaps/Boots/Hats
 Western Miscellaneous

 Horse Gear Reviews
 Horse Boots and Wraps
 Horse Health and Well Being
 Horse Apparel
 Horse Treats
 Horse Miscellaneous

 Barn & Stable Reviews
 Fly Control
 Grooming Equipment
 Stable Accessories
 Tack Room
 Training Equipment
 Barn and Stable Misc

 Barn and Stable Articles
 English Articles
 Feature and Misc Articles
 Grooming Articles
 Horse Care & Health Articles
 Horse Related Gift Articles
 News and Events
 Training Articles
 Western Articles

 Other Features
 About Us / Contact Information
 Articles & Subjects By Date
 Article Archives
 Join Our Mailing List
 Privacy Policy