Manufacturer: Zaldi (View all products by Unknown)
Model: dressage saddle (View all n/a reviews)
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: I considered buying a dressage saddle from Dark Horse Saddlery. I thought that the Zaldi saddles seemed ok, and I liked their claim to fit the wide shouldered warmblood type of horse. My budget was around $3000 and there were a couple in that range. Neither felt very nice to me on the saddle stand, so I did not pursue trying them on my horse. The woman who owns Dark Horse Saddlery calls herself a saddle fitter, but when I asked if that meant she would make adjustments to a saddle if I bought it, she said no. Then when I asked her what I should do if the saddle didn't fit right, she said she has a no return policy. No exceptions. I quote "If I do not stick to my rules, the world will be overrun with chaos." She's a very supercilious, arrogant person who should not be calling herself a saddle fitter. I doubt she even knows how.
Likes: Not much of anything really.
Dislikes: Slippery and stiff leather. Sitting in them made my hips hurt. Way overpriced.
Quality: Construction seems ok.
Summary: Dark Horse Saddlery is not very knowledgable about horses or people. I would not buy from her if she was the last saddle seller in the world. Don't trust her to have your or your horse's best interests at heart. Her only concern is for herself and her profit. Slimier and sleazier that the slimiest, sleaziest used-car salesperson.
Usefulness Rating: 3.25 out of 5.
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