Manufacturer: CTK Sycamore Creek Saddle (View all products by Unknown)
Model: TASA016-D (View all n/a reviews)
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I was in search of a CTK saddle to replace one that I purchased 6 years ago from Tony at Sycamore Creek Saddles. I had recently sold mine, as my horse's shape had changed. I tried several different style and saddle makers, but none were a good fit. The company is under new ownership (Dawn), and I was not certain I would be able to find a second saddle as affordable and comfortable as my previous one. I was so pleasantly surprised to find Dawn every bit as helpful and easy to work with as Tony had been many years ago. For two weeks, we conversed via e-mail and phone to find a perfect fit for myself and my small but wider withered Paso Fino mare. She assessed my mare's wither tracing and diligently looked to find an affordable, in-stock saddle that fit all my needs. I could not be more pleased with the customer service I received. This saddle sells new for $872 new. I paid $650 as an in stock item, never used but older stock item.
Likes: This is a very well made Colombian saddle. The leather is supple and well stitched. It has multiple rings to attach saddle gear if desired. Thick, padded seat. It is considered a Hybrid model between a western style endurance saddle and an English saddle. The stirrup leathers are on top of the fenders (which have a lower drop like an English style) but attach with Blevins buckles. It uses V-style or center-fire rigging. It has pre-turned endurance style stirrups which are easy on the knees. It weighs less than 20 pounds.
Dislikes: There is nothing I don't like about this saddle. I would prefer leather stirrups, this model has heavy duty metal ones.
Quality: The craftsmanship and quality are impeccable. I haven't noticed a single flaw. The saddle is a beautiful chocolate brown.
Summary: I love this saddle and will refer anyone I know that needs a beautifully made, comfortable saddle to Dawn at Sycamore Creek Saddles. They are a wonderful product for hard to fit horses.
Usefulness Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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