Horse Tack Review


Aachen AT
Dressage Saddles

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Manufacturer: Kieffer
Model: Aachen AT
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle at a local tack shop while looking for a saddle with an adjustable tree. I paid a mere $700 *new* during an incredible clearance sale.

Likes: The seat and twist of this saddle are very comfortable. Also, it has a smallish knee roll and a *slightly* forward, shorter flap (for a dressage saddle), so the irons can be adjusted a little short when needed. The tree can be adjusted by a saddler when my horse changes. All of these features make this saddle great for my young horse.

Dislikes: The leather is proving a little tough to break-in, but I imagine it will wear like iron! Also, this particular unit has short billets, fine for me, but not particularly popular.

Quality: This saddle is really beautiful. It has a cut-back pommel and soft leather over the knee roll. The stitching and construction are very sturdy. The seat is deep enough for security and sitting trot, but I have some measure of freedom, also.

Summary: This saddle was a great buy for my young horse and I. I see myself comfortably using this saddle 15 years from now.

Rating: 4

Author: Laura D.

Date: 2006-08-21

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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