Dixieland Gaited Saddles
Plantation Saddle with Endurance Skirts
Manufacturer: Dixieland Gaited Saddles
Model: Plantation Saddle with Endurance Skirts
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I ordered this beautiful saddle directly from Dixieland Gaited Saddles, www.dixielandgaitedsaddles.com. The saddle itself was $1,069. I also ordered a breast collar, two wool felt saddle pads and misc extras ... total order, including shipping, was $1,656
Dislikes: I do have one quick gripe, and its so small as to be downright silly. There are some rings on the front of the pommel for attaching bags, whatnot, and they do make a little noise. I'm going to go on out w/ a little "artificial sinew" and wrap the rings so that they don't jingle. I like how they're placed, and they're going to come in handy, I just don't like the noise.
Quality: Very well made. Sturdy, with high-quality leather and the "equi-flex" tree. I had it done with the Oak leaves / acorn tooling as well as basket weave, and its just beautiful as well as functional. Also, I got two wool felt pads with the saddle (because I'm a maniac about cleanliness, and want one to be clean at all times...) To anyone considering this, I'd say BUY THE PADS. They're a great value for the money, and beat the tarnation out of anything you'll find at your local tack store, which, by the way, will cost the same or more for lesser quality felt. (The ones I saw locally were the same price, but half the thickness and the stitching wasn't as nice as the pads I ordered from Dixieland.) I'm really glad I ordered these.
Summary: Outstanding customer service, good communication, and a beautiful finished product. I'd gladly recommend Dixieland Gaited Saddles to anyone ... by the way, my horse is NOT a gaited horse; she's an Arab/Andalusian cross, and a little on the "hard to fit" side! Cynthia made the process easy, and I'm delighted with my new saddle ... now, I think I'm going to call her up and order a matching bridle w/ split reins!
Usefulness Rating: 3.4375 out of 5.
32 reader(s) voted.
Other Reviews You May Find Interesting
Circle Y Just B Natural Treeless Saddle Trail Saddles
Circle P Leather All-Around Saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles 1 Butterfly/1 Endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles English Plantation Trail Saddles
Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles Cascade Wade with gear Trail Saddles
Big Horn Cordura Trail Saddles
Freedom Saddle/Casa Dosa Freedom West Saddle Trail Saddles
James Saddlery Champion Cox Poley Australian Stock Saddle Trail Saddles
Imus 4 Beat Endurance with Fenders Trail Saddles
Fabtron 7152-F (B-Full QH Bars) Trail Saddles
Dixieland Endurance round skirt w/ horn flex tree Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Light Rider Saddle Trail Saddles
JT international/ king series saddles old timer....but all apply Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddle Supply Kimberley Synthetic Stock SAD 280 Trail Saddles
Jay Bauman Buena Vista Trail Saddles
Abetta Round Skirt Trail Trail Saddles
Fabtron Cross Trail 7752S Trail Saddles
High Horse by Circle Y El Campo Gaited Trail Saddles
Buffalo 3458 western trail/pleasure saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland gaited saddles The lite rider Trail Saddles