Manufacturer: Crest Ridge Saddlery
Model: Crusade Sport Lite
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I had seen several reviews for this saddle company on a forum and knew they had a money back guarantee if the saddle didn't fit. I sent in measurements and pictures of my horse according to the directions and Debra recommended several different saddles that she thought would work for my horse. I chose the Crusade Sport Lite without a horn because I wanted something lightweight. I paid $525. for it.
Likes: What I love about this saddle is the flair and rock of the tree. The flair allows my horse to move without interference. My horse is 1/2 TWH and 1/2 Arab and she gaits as well at trots, and she needed a saddle that wouldn't interfere with her shoulders. I also love that the stirrups hang properly which puts me in a perfect position and not a "chair seat". With a multi-gaited horse, I need to be in a balanced seat to ask her for the different gaits.
Dislikes: There is nothing I don't like about this saddle.
Quality: The construction and quality are superb. It is a leather/cordura combination to cut down on the weight. This is what I wanted as I do not want to heft a heavy saddle up on my horse. I can also go swimming in this saddle and not worry about it.
Summary: This saddle is everything I'd hoped it would be. Number one - it fits my horse and that is the most important. Number two - it puts me in a balanced seat. I would buy from this company again. Their customer service and helpfulness before and after purchase are superb.
Author: Susan Cooper
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
4 reader(s) voted.
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Western Trail saddle, gaited tree Trail Saddles
Steve Edwards The Cowboy Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddle Co. Tree style D +3/4 butterfly skirt light rider Trail Saddles
Bob Marshall Endurance Treeless Trail Saddles
Crestridge Wade Extra Wide Trail Saddles
Kimberley Kimberley Outback Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Black Forest Saddles Rosewood treeless Trail Saddles
Crates #238-4 Trail Trail Saddles
Meleta Brown Freedom Saddle by Crates Crates Trail Meleta Brown Trail Saddles
Circle Y Kentucky Trail Gaiter Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery Clinton Anderson Saddle Trail Saddles
J. Stead Wade Saddle Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddlery Kimberly Trail Master Trail Saddles
Tucker Tucker equitation endurance Trail Saddles
Tucker Endurance generation II Trail Saddles
Abetta Abetta endurance Trail Saddles
Big horn 1637 Voyager Trail Saddles
specialized endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles D9U/ Butterfly Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles