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Down Under Saddle Supply
Kimberly Poley Saddle SAD215
Trail Saddles

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Manufacturer: Down Under Saddle Supply (View all products by Down Under Saddle Supply)

Model: Kimberly Poley Saddle SAD215 (View all Kimberley Poley Saddle SAD215 reviews)

Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle online directly through Down Under Saddle Supply in Denver, Colorado. I had been researching and looking for an affordable Australian Saddle to use on all of my horses. I ride many disciplines, and have a varied selection of saddles already. Therefore, it was not necessary to purchase a real high dollar Aussie saddle because I would be using it rather infrequently. I paid $425.00 plus s/h.

Likes: Considering what I paid, the saddle is well constructed. It is not Australian made (it's made in Asia I believe), however, it does not seem like many of the cheap saddles made in Asia that I have come across. Naturally, it doesn't look high-dollar, but it's still pleasing to the eye, comfortable, and sits well on my horse (Arabian). The leather is not like cardboard, but is rather pliable and evenly dyed. The billets are not stiff either, and cinching is relatively easy. It comes with all the fittings, which are of decent quality as well.

Dislikes: The brass fittings and details do look inexpensive. But, you get what you pay for. The billet straps, while pliable, are colored differently. This is so you can tell the undergirth billet from the overgirth billet. I would have preferred uniform colors all the way around. That is a minor detail though. I also would upgrade on the girth. It's decent quality, but a more sturdy girth would aid in cinching and non-slippage.

Quality: Construction and quality are a pretty good bang for the buck. They seem to have taken pride in constructing even their lower-end Aussie saddles. Of all the research I've done, they came out ahead with quality and price.

Summary: If you are looking for a decent Aussie saddle at a decent price...I would definitely check out Down Under. The Kimberly Poley is a good entry level Aussie saddle. The customer service at Down Under is superb, and they were quick to answer any questions I had. They seem knowledgeable, and eager to please. Overall, it was a pleasant buying experience.

Rating: 4

Author: S. Montoya

Date: 2006-09-11

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