For Sale on eBay
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I found it on Ebay for $349. The saddle arrived within 4 days, via FedEx, and was in great shape.
Likes: It's lightweight. Workmanship is acceptable. It came with both western fenders and English leathers (nylon), and two sets of stirrups both lightweight and cushioned.
Dislikes: I don't like the looks--I thought I was ordering a tan suede, and I got a dark brown smooth finish instead, with white inserts on the sides of the skirt. (sort of tacky). It was my mistake, not theirs, I just bid on the wrong items, more or less. The seat is VERY slick; I usually ride in tights and am going to have to put some fleece or something on the seat. The stirrups are not long enough for me. I have them all the way down and will still have to punch one more hole. (I'm 5'10".) I thought it would feel more like my horse, but it feels more like a saddle under me. I also got the 18" and probably would prefer the 16". The seat is big and my horse is small with a short back. I may send it back for an exchange--it'll cost me about $100 postage, but probably worth it.
Quality: Cowhide. Well constructed from what I can tell. Fleece on the underside. Nylon stirrup "leathers," darn nice stirrups. D-rings front and back. Billet straps are heavy leather. The pommel up front is just for balance, I guess, if you need it in an emergency. However, it will probably tear right off if you get in a wreck. Both the pommel and cantle are filled with a removable closed cell foam. You access them thru a zipper on pommel and cantle.
Summary: For the money, not bad. Not suitable for long trail rides, but good short trips out to the mailbox, definitely safer than going bareback. Still, I guess nothing can rival the wonderful feel of riding bareback under a smooth little Icelandic!
Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.
Other Reviews You May Find Interesting
Kimberley Kimberley Outback Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Black Forest Saddles Rosewood treeless Trail Saddles
Crates #238-4 Trail Trail Saddles
Meleta Brown Freedom Saddle by Crates Crates Trail Meleta Brown Trail Saddles
Circle Y Kentucky Trail Gaiter Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery Clinton Anderson Saddle Trail Saddles
J. Stead Wade Saddle Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddlery Kimberly Trail Master Trail Saddles
Tucker Tucker equitation endurance Trail Saddles
Tucker Endurance generation II Trail Saddles
Abetta Abetta endurance Trail Saddles
Big horn 1637 Voyager Trail Saddles
specialized endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles D9U/ Butterfly Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Corriente Assosiation Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Synthetic Trail Saddle Synthetic Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
James Saddlery Universal Pattern Military Saddle Trail Saddles
CTK saddlery TAS015 - B Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery All Around Saddle Trail Saddles