Synergist Saddles
DSS English Endurance Saddle
All Purpose Saddles



Manufacturer: Synergist Saddles
Model: DSS English Endurance Saddle
Category: All Purpose Saddles

Purchase: In November 2000, I ordered a Syngerist DSS English Endurance Saddle at Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA. I ordered it directly from John DiPietra himself, he was a wonderful gentleman and explained all of the features of the saddle. He took my order and told me it would take 3 - 4 months to get the saddle. The saddle cost $1,800. This did not include any fittings. I also wasn't sure about the tree size, so I went home and did a tracing, sent it to them and confirmed the tree size to order. CJ, the person at Synergist who makes it all happen, called me at the beginning of February, about 2 1/2 months later to tell me that my saddle was in.

Likes: I bought this saddle for trail use, and ended up using it for CTR on two different horses. The saddle is extremely comfortable to ride in and my horses never had a sore back. It also had a fairly flat seat, which I like, and minimal blocking and knee rolls.

Dislikes: While this saddle is extremely comfortable for the rider, and my horses never had a sore back, the saddle sits behind the shoulders, unlike a typical english saddle and caused muscle waisting on my Paint in the space over the scapula. I ended up selling the saddle after having it for 3 years and putting many hundreds of miles on it.

Quality: The saddle is a very well made,with fine quality leather, extremely comfortable saddle to ride in. It has a fairly wide twist, which I like, but many women don't. The saddle also has some nice features, like really big, broad weight distributing panels that are filled with gel, instead of the normal wool flocking. It was made with long billets for a dressage girth, the billets are slightly wider than a normal billet, but will stretch after some use so that you can use with a little difficulty a regular dressage girth.

Summary: The other part of this saddle is that there is no resale market for the DSS, so while I paid $1,800 for it, and they now are over $2,000, I couldn't get more than $750 for it after trying to sell it for a year.

Rating: 3

Author: C. Burgess

Date: 2004-08-06

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