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Manufacturer: Courbette (View all products by Courbette)

Model: Alpina (View all Alpina reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle from a local tack shop. I had grown out of my old saddle and knew the Courbette name. I paid $795.00 for it.

Likes: The seat is incredible comfortable, and the break-in time was minimal. The leather is soft and supple and the the two-toned styling was nice looking. The saddle fit me really nicely as well, as it did almost every horse I've used it on.

Dislikes: The only problem I had with the saddle was it had to be waterproofed; the lighter color shows water spots very easily, but otherwise, there really isn't anything that I do not like about this saddle.

Quality: This saddle is very well constructed; the leather is quality, it is made on one of Courbette's spring trees which are incredibly comfortable. I have not had any problems with my saddle.

Summary: I am very pleased with my alpina; the soft seat is a pleasure to ride in, the knee blocks are not too large or restrictive, and it is an overall good-looking saddle.

Rating: 5

Author: Allison

Date: 2006-08-30

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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