Horse Tack Review

Submit your reviews! We will be giving away a pair of the HandsOn Grooming Gloves for the best review posted from now until November 31st. Please read the November 1, 2016 newsletter for additional information on how to enter.

Bentley II
Close Contact Saddles

For Sale on eBay

For Sale on Amazon

Manufacturer: Zaldi (View all products by Zaldi)

Model: Bentley II (View all Bentley II reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle from a private dealer on ebay and paid $450.00. In tack shops, this particular model sells for anywhere from $900-1300.

Likes: This is truly the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden in. Everyone who I have let try it agrees with me- in fact, some people have mistaken it for an Antares! It is truly that nice. The knee pads are like fluffy cushions, the seat is unbelievably soft and the leather quality is absolutely outstanding. This is also an extremely atractive saddle. The color I have is "London", but I believe it is also available is "Newmarket".

Dislikes: The tree width. This has not correctly fit either of the two horses I tried it on. The tree only comes in one width (31 centimeters), and both of the wide backed quarter horse types I have tried it on had their withers and shoulders extremely pinched by it. I allowed friends to try it on their Thoroughbred-type horses and it pinched them as well (to a lesser degree). It may fit a very slim and narrow horse, but so far, I have found it to be much too narrow for any horse.

Quality: The overall quality of this saddle could not be any better if it had cost $3000. No detail has been spared- the leather is of the finest quality, the color is a gorgeous rich chestnut, and the construction is built to last. I have absolutely no complaints in this area.

Summary: This is a fantastic saddle in terms of rider comfort and overall quality. I have sat in much more expensive saddles that were not this nice and comfortable. However, the narrowness of the tree means that it just isn't a practical choice for the majority of riders.

Rating: 4

Author: Sarah K

Date: 2004-06-01

Usefulness Rating: 2.89474 out of 5.
19 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Click Here To Submit Your Own Review

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting

Collegiate Graduate (ART. 6533) Close Contact Saddles
Crosby The Sovereign Prix des Nations 97 Close Contact Saddles
Crosby Prix des Nations Close Contact Saddles
Pessoa Heritage Pro Covered Leather Close Contact Saddles
Bates Hunter Jumper Close Contact Saddles
Northrun Ashland Close Contact Saddles
Borelli Saddle Seat Close Contact Saddles
Zaldi Top Jump Close Contact Saddles
Pessoa Pessoa A/O Junior Saddle Long Flap Close Contact Saddles
Henri De Rivel Pro RTF Close Contact Saddles
Arc de Triomphe Gazelle Close Contact Saddles
Synergist saddle Endurance Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Close Contact Saddles
St Lourdes Tango Close Contact Saddles
Beval Butet Close Contact Saddles
Santa Cruz Platinum Justin GPS Close Contact Saddles
Colligate Parfaire 2013 Close Contact Saddles
Courbette Alpina Close Contact Lemetex Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Conquist Close Contact Saddles
Exselle Exselle Debut Wool Flocked Close Contact Saddles