Horse Tack Review


Hermes
Stein Kraut
Close Contact Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Hermes
Model: Stein Kraut
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: Purchased this saddle used from my daughters instructor who needed the money for $350. It had a few rips along the seat stitching. Had it checked out. I was told replacing seat would cost $1,100. My daughter has used this saddle for 3 years the rips have only slightly.

Likes: Fits every school horse ridden over past three years (Ponies and Horses) QH, TB, partial Arabians, mixes. Is beautiful! Is extremely comfortable. Not restrictive but secure. She needs another saddle now because she is growing out of this (they say she'll be over 6'). She has tried several saddles from Toulouse, Collegiate, etc. low end I know but doesn't come close to comparing.

Dislikes: We got a great deal but in general these are quite pricey saddles.

Quality: Not sure how rips started as it was someone else's First. However this is excellent quality tree and construction. Taken on many hours of jumping and still beautiful

Summary: Fantastic saddle. Not sure any saddle new is worth over 5k but the ride comfort and resale value make this a great choice.

Rating: 5

Author: His

Date: 2012-11-18

Usefulness Rating: 2.85714 out of 5.
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