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Continental Saddlery
Competitor 16 Inch seat
Reining Saddles

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Manufacturer: Continental Saddlery (View all products by Continental Saddlery)

Model: Competitor 16 Inch seat (View all Competitor 16 Inch seat reviews)

Category: Reining Saddles

Purchase: Ordered online. MSRP for the saddle was $2189. Got it on sale for a bit less than that.

Likes: Has pre-turned stirrups and I have had no knee or ankle discomfort!! Very attractive basket weave tooling that was all hand done. Quality Montana Silver berry conchos. Excellent leather. Close-contact butterfly skirts. As nice as more expensive brands. Built on a Steele brand Equi-fit tree. Has fit all my horses very well.

Dislikes: Everything is excellent. Although I would have to say that due to extra padding the seat runs a tad small if you are used to flatter seats.

Quality: Excellent quality and construction. I had heard that the stirrup leathers on these saddles can run a bit long. So when I ordered the saddle I told the saddle maker how tall I was and they punched custom holes in the leathers for me. Fit perfect right out of the box!! I also had requested a medium oil color that was in between the two colors that the maker offered. So the saddle maker gave the saddle an extra oiling to try to darken it up a bit.

Summary: Continental makes an excellent saddle and is well worth checking out if you are considering purchasing a new saddle. Hard to find a handmade saddle these days that will not break the bank. I now own 2 Continental saddles, this saddle and one I purchased used on Ebay with a rounded skirt. The used saddle was built in 1990 and still looks new. I am keeping both saddles and they will probably never be for sale. Comfiest saddles I know of, both for the rider and for the horse. Judging from the used saddle I bought, the new one should last me a lifetime.

Rating: 5

Author: N. Tackett

Date: 2006-04-13

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