Manufacturer: L'Apogee (View all products by L'Apogee)
Model: LXI (View all LXI reviews)
Category: Jumping Saddles
Purchase: I bought this on ebay for $1700 cnd
Likes: I like the way this saddle looks, and the leather quality is good. When it gets wet though the leather goes weird and takes forever to dry out. The seat is nice and cushy. It is made well, good stitching and is a quality made saddle.
Dislikes: It isn't a very well balanced saddle. The seat is deep and it puts u in a hole so to speak. U always feel like ur falling back. The horse i had it on was down hill as well so ud think it that it would be helpful but it wasnt and it rode better with a bump up pad in the back. The blocks on the saddle were in a good spot but becuase of the seat ur leg constantly moves forward and the saddle wants to put u in a chair seat. U have to fight the saddle to stay in a balanced position. The twist on the saddle is very wide as well, which i found a bit awkward. The seat was nice and wide but for someone with a smaller butt the combo of a wider twist and a wide seat made it uncomfortable on my upper thighs after riding for a few days.
Quality: See above, balance is off on this saddle but leather quality is pretty good except when it gets wet. And the actual construction is done well, tight stitching. Soft grippy leather. The gullet is nice and wide fits multiple horses a good medium tree. Doesn't fit as many people though.
Summary: I sold this saddle and bought a devoucoux instead. I felt like i was always fighting the saddle to not ride in a chair seat. I think it would fit a person with a larger behind and maybe tends to tip forward. I didnt hate this saddle but i also didnt love it. It rode just ok. Fit horses well though.
Author: Jumper rider
Usefulness Rating: 2.91667 out of 5.
12 reader(s) voted.
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