Manufacturer: Albion (View all products by Albion)
Model: K2 jump saddle (View all K2 jump saddle reviews)
Category: Jumping Saddles
Purchase: Ordered 6/15/15 from Saddles 101 and paid $2,499 plus tax for just the saddle. Not including delivery and saddle fit and flocking.
Likes: The leather is nice
Dislikes: From the beginning had trouble with the saddle going to the right. Saddle fitter/rep I purchased saddle from said it was my horse but when I rode him in my old Wintec that didn't happen. And when I rode the saddle on other horses it also went to the right. Upon further inspection I noticed that the right stirrup was longer than the left but when I took the leathers off and measured them side by side they were exactly even. Started to measure the saddle itself and found that the bar that the leathers attach to was lower set on the saddle on the right side than the left. Which would be the cause of the longer stirrup on the right. Also upon measuring the saddle I found that the left knee flap extends slightly more forward than the right. Contacting both Albion in England and the saddle fitter/rep that sold me the saddle they said there is nothing they will do for me that my measurements are wrong and my horse is the problem. Very very poor customer service from both of them. I can not knowingly sell a defective saddle so I guess I am stuck with it sitting in my living room. I paid $2,500 for the saddle plus tax and delivery and I had to pay for the saddle fitter come out three times to try to make the saddle correct. I am into this saddle and have a loss of around $3,000. Not sure if there is also a possible defect with the tree causing the saddle to be crocked.
Quality: Saddle is put together nice but crocked. Leather is nice quality.
Summary: don't buy. Even if you get one that is not defective, their customer service is so bad I wouldn't want to have to deal with them if there is a problem.
Author: Dana Batiste
Usefulness Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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