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Manufacturer: Ansur (View all products by Ansur)

Model: Carlton (View all Carlton reviews)

Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle in September 2006 from Ansur for $2500.

Likes: It's light and has a gullet, unlike the Classic.

Dislikes: The stirrup bars are set so far forward that it's impossible to sit correctly (with alignment from shoulder, hip, ankle) in the saddle, even on a saddle rack. Rear wedge pads slide you forward onto the pommel.

Quality: The saddle is of medium quality American leather. The leather on the front is tacked on with a plastic rivet that popped out during shipping, and has proven impossible to fix at home. It's a cheap-looking and acting saddle.

Summary: No idea what Ansur was thinking. This saddle is intended for upper level work, but is impossible to sit in correctly.

Rating: 2

Author: ELK

Date: 2006-10-27

Usefulness Rating: 2.72727 out of 5.
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