Manufacturer: Freedom Saddle/Casa Dosa (View all products by Casa Dosa)
Model: Freedom West Saddle (View all Freedom West Saddle reviews)
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I purchased the Freedom West trail saddle from the Ford family of Cleveland, OK. in April 2012. I received the saddle in Oct. 2012. Doug Ford was the saddle maker. I liked the ability to use my Center riding in this saddle. The saddle had input from Larry Whitesell and Wendy Murdoch. I paid $2500.00 for the saddle.
Likes: The saddle fits my horse really well which has been a challenge in the past. His gaiting has improved. I love the pre- turned stirrups and wedges in my stirrups.
Dislikes: The saddle caused great pain in my seat bones and even my tail bone. It feels like I am sitting on the edge of the bars. I also had hip pain. The saddle was returned for an adjustment in the crown of the saddle to make it narrower. I also had Doug put padding in the saddle which he advised against. The padding was removed, but I am in great pain after a short time of riding the saddle. My girlfriend also tried the saddle and immediately felt the same pain. The saddle maker told me I just needed to get used to the different position of the saddle. I can't even ride it for 30 minutes without tears in my eyes and I am no wuss! I have had new saddles before and have never had this problem. They need a demo program and need to stand behind their product.
Quality: The saddle was well made. The leather was good quality.
Summary: I am angry that they wont stand behind their saddle and I have lost $2500.00 of my hard earned money. The saddle is too painful to ride and I have no money to purchase a different gaited horse saddle that comes with a trail period and money back guarantee.
Author: PJ Miller
Usefulness Rating: 4.52727 out of 5.
55 reader(s) voted.
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