Manufacturer: Keith Bryan Saddles (View all products by Keith Bryan Saddles)
Model: Skycrest Jumping Saddle (View all Skycrest Jumping Saddle reviews)
Category: Jumping Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle off of a friend for $1000.00 CDN (retails around $3000.00 USD)after it had been used only two times.
Likes: I absolutely loved the soft leather and extremely padded look/feel of the saddle. It was a complete dream to ride in and it fit my horse very well. There is a reasonable amount of flex in the panels and a wide surface area on the gullet panels for good spine clearance and minimal pressure points. It also has a great, open wither for freedom when jumping. It is an overall attractive saddle that is worth every penny.
Dislikes: The colour is an unusual red/brown which makes it a little difficult to find matching accessories, but other than that the only other major issue I have with it is cleaning. Since it is such a soft, porous saddle is really soaks up the concentrated cleaners to the point where it goes very dark on certain parts of the saddle, it needs to be cleaned with particular soaps and not directly onto the leather.
Quality: It is a really high quality saddle, and only a few have been manufactured. The construction is well thought out and obviously very well done considering the price range. It is clearly a very high end saddle.
Summary: I loved this saddle, i would highly recommend buying it if you can afford it (or in my case come across a great deal!)If you don't mind a little extra care when it comes to cleaning, then it is likely one of the best made saddles you can find on the market today!
Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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