Manufacturer: Collegiate (View all products by Collegiate)
Model: Dignitary (View all Dignitary All-Purpose Saddle reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle online from Carousel Tack for $699
Likes: It is durable and well balanced. It has a nice deep secure seat and is perfect for equitation and hacking.
Dislikes: The leather is very stiff and required quite a lot of conditioning to break in, and the seat is not very comfortable.
Quality: The saddle is well balanced and well put together. I would not say the leather is the best quality as it is very stiff and dry and takes lots of conditioning to keep it supple. The panels are foam flocked and gusseted which I find wonderful for my flat - backed mare, as the panels are very straight from front to back. The tree runs true to size however it will somewhat 'stretch', so beware that if you use it on a variety of horses and put it on a wider horse then try to use it on a narrower horse it may not fit the narrower horse anymore.
Summary: This is a great saddle for schooling, hacking, equitation and low hunters. It is a true all purpose saddle. It's not the best for jumping as the seat is too deep and would be hard to get out of over bigger jumps but for low stuff it's adequate.
Author: Holly Taylor
Usefulness Rating: 2.76923 out of 5.
13 reader(s) voted.
Fairfax Thorowgood All Purpose Saddles
DixieLand Saddle Endurance Skirt All Purpose Saddles
JC Martin Wade Saddle All Purpose Saddles
CTK Saddlery G120 All Purpose Saddles
Duett Saddlery Companion Fox Hunter All Purpose Saddles
Duett Saddlery saddle All Purpose Saddles
American/BigHorn Saddlery American/BigHorn Saddlery All Purpose Saddles
Thorowgood All Purpose Like the T4 model All Purpose Saddles
Sensation Saddle Hybrid All Purpose Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Dixieland Gaited Saddle All Purpose Saddles
thornhill jeorge canaves all purpose All Purpose Saddles
Jeff Smith working cow/ ranch saddle All Purpose Saddles
Wintec / Bates 2000 All Purpose (Original Monoflap) All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 500 AP All Purpose Saddles
Barnsby Omega All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 2000 AP with CAIR and Easy Change Gullet All Purpose Saddles
Ovation Ovation Ruiz Diaz All Purpose All Purpose Saddles
Kreiger (Made by Chevalier) GP (with interchangeable gullet) Newer model All Purpose Saddles
Guffey Western saddle with Wade Style Tree All Purpose Saddles
Thorowgood T4 High Wither All Purpose All Purpose Saddles