Manufacturer: Cactus Saddlery (View all products by Cactus Saddlery)
Model: Charmayne James (View all Charmayne James reviews)
Category: Barrel Saddles
Purchase: I saw the ad through craigslist, after looking for a saddle for a few months. I payed what she asked, $500, which is way less than the actual value.
Likes: The saddle sits lower than all the other ones I've ridden in, the pommel is lower. I like how it sits because I feel closer to her back and, the seat is deep and I don't feel unbalanced. This saddle sits sort of low profile, which doesn't make me feel like I'm going to fly out. It even fits my hard-to-fit mare!
Dislikes: If this were to be put on a horse with higher withers, the pommel would touch the horse's withers because it is so low. I don't think it would fit most high withered horses without rubbing.
Quality: The leather is nice quality, and the tooling is very pretty. The underside of the saddle doesn't have the sheepskin, instead it has neoprene covered foam to prevent slipping, which is nice.
Summary: I absolutely love this saddle! Even though it is a half size too big for me, I still feel balanced. My mare has been the hardest to find horse ever, and I was surprised but this one worked perfectly.
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
8 reader(s) voted.
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