Manufacturer: Crates (View all products by Crates)
Model: Ladies Reining Saddle (View all Ladies Reining Saddle reviews)
Category: Reining Saddles
Purchase: Bought used off E-Bay (paid too much, but I really wanted it. $1,600)
Likes: This really is made differently than the majority of reining saddles I've tried. I am a woman, and in all of the others I've ridden in, I get blisters on the top of my legs where they meet my butt...but not in this saddle. It's very comfortable. It's shorter than most reiners, which is good for my shorter backed boy. It's also very pretty looking, too.
Dislikes: I find the leather kind of cheap...I expected it to be more substantial than it is. It's not really a reining saddle, more all purpose. It does not have the feel of putting one in a reining position. And it's expensive for what you get. In the same price range, Reinsman makes better saddles.
Quality: As mentioned before, the leather isn't the highest quality. I had it checked out by my saddle fitter, and it's reasonably straight, which is a plus. Workmanship seems very good.
Summary: For my comfort, and for my horse's, this saddle fits the bill better than most of the long reiners I've tried. On the other hand, I wouldn't really call this a reining saddle, more all around. But if you're not a serious reiner, than this would fit the bill excellently.
Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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