Manufacturer: Dr. J (View all products by Dr. J)
Model: Cordura & Leather Round Skirt Saddle (View all Cordura & Leather Round Skirt Saddle reviews)
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle on-line for about $120.00. It did not have the off-billet or girth straps, or stirrup hobbles.
Likes: The saddle is light, about 14 lbs. It has very pretty detailing on the dark oil leather pommel, jockeys and cantle. The black padded cordura skirts are similar to an Abetta cordura. It has quick-change blevin buckles with reinforced nylon stirrup "leathers". It has a narrow fiberglass tree, which I need for my hard-to-fit quarter pony.
Dislikes: The suede seat is worn smooth, but that happens to most suede seats. There is not very much padding in the seat. It does not have front D's for a breastcollar.
Quality: I'd compare this to an Abetta for overall quality and construction. It has 2.5" wide molded stirrups, and I added padded foot rests for comfort. It has a fiberglass tree and the underneath fleece is acceptable quality.
Summary: The leather will require more upkeep than a saddle that's entirely cordura, but I like the detailing on the leather. Overall, I'd say it was a good deal at the price I paid. I researched the Dr. J saddles prior to the purchase. They were made by Nash Saddlery for Dr. Jeffers online tack sales and new saddles sold for about $400.
Author: Merlin & Me
Usefulness Rating: 2.66667 out of 5.
12 reader(s) voted.
CTK TASO 18 Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Gaited wide tree Trail Saddles
ABETTA TRINITY SERENITY SYNTHETIC ENDURANCE SADDLE Trail Saddles
Wyoming Saddlery 16" Draft Custom Trail Saddles
DIXIELAND GAITED SADDLE Butterfly Skirt Roughout Trail Saddles
J. Stead Saddles.com Rose Wade Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles LIGHT RIDER BUTTERFLY EXTRA WIDE GAITED FIT Trail Saddles
Sycamore Creek Sadles TASO 16 Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddles Round Skirt Western Trail Trail Saddles
Dixieland Custom Butterfly Western Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Leon Liversage Trailrider Trailrider Haboob Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddles Custom made Endurance saddle with horn Trail Saddles
Mr. Saddle TReeless - Giraffe pattern Trail Saddles
Liberty Bell Leather Dakota 75 series gaited saddle Trail Saddles
J Stead Saddle trail saddle Trail Saddles
Specialized saddles Trail Lite Trail Saddles
J Stead Lady Wade Trail Saddles
Nash Cherokee Cordura Trail Saddles
Crestridge Saddlery Crusade Elite Trail Saddles